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Akun Eagle Owl ~ Bubo leucostictus


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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  • Akun Eagle Owl
  • Akun Eagle Owl


Distribution: Western Africa from Sierra Leone and Guinea to Angola, as far east as Rwanda.

Range of Akun Eagle Owl (Bubo leucostictus)
Range of the Akun Eagle Owl Bubo leucostictus

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Hartlaub, Carl Johann Gustav. 1855. Journal fur Ornithologie (J. Orn.) 3: p. 354.

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 leucostictus at Xeno-canto.

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

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