The Shelley's Eagle Owl is a large owl with large ear-tufts.
Distribution: From Sierra Leone to Ghana in eastern Africa, and from Gabon through the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa.
Status: Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, & Ussher, Herbert Taylor. 1872. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 2: p. 182.