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

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

Status: Uncertain.

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

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 2015-10-26.