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Greyish Eagle Owl ~ Bubo cinerascens


The Greyish Eagle Owl is a medium-sized owl with not very erectile ear-tufts. It is also known as the Vermiculated Eagle Owl.

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Distribution: Distributed in a central band across the African continent, from Senegal to Liberia in the West over to Sudan to Kenya in the East.

Range of Greyish Eagle Owl (Bubo cinerascens)
Range of the Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens

Status: Common in western Africa, but uncertian in eastern Africa. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Guérin-Méneville, Felix Edouard. 1843. Revue Zoologique, par la Societe Cuvierienne (Rev. Zool.; Journal mensuel publie sous la direction de M. F. E. Guerin-Meneville) 6: p. 321.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Bubo cinerascens at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Africa, Genus: Bubo.

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