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Shelley's Eagle Owl ~ Bubo shelleyi


The Shelley's Eagle Owl is a large owl with large ear-tufts.


Distribution: From Guinea and Sierra Leone east to the DR Congo and Uganda.

Status: Very rare and endangered.

Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, & Ussher, Herbert Taylor. 1872. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 2: p. 182.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-25.