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Usambara Eagle Owl ~ Bubo vosseleri


The Usambara Eagle Owl is a medium-sized to large owl with short tousled ear-tufts. It is also known as the Nduk Eagle Owl.

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  • Usambara Eagle Owl


Distribution: Endemic to the Usambara and Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania.

Range of Usambara Eagle Owl (Bubo vosseleri)
Range of the Usambara Eagle Owl Bubo vosseleri

Status: Previously listed as Vulnerable by BirdLife International, although they now treat this bird as a subspecies of Fraser's Eagle Owl Bubo poensis, which is listed as 'Least Concern'.

Original Description: Reichenow, Anton. 1908. Journal fur Ornithologie (J. Orn.) 56: p. 139.

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 vosseleri at Xeno-canto.

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

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