The Akun Eagle Owl is a medium-sized dark owl with prominent ear-tufts. It is also known as the Sooty Eagle Owl.
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Distribution: Western Africa from Sierra Leone and Guinea to Angola, as far east as Rwanda.
Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Hartlaub, Carl Johann Gustav. 1855. Journal fur Ornithologie (J. Orn.) 3: p. 354.