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Maned Owl ~ Jubula lettii


The Maned Owl is a medium-sized owl with long, bushy ear-tufts. These, together with the elongated feathers on the sides of the head and nape, give the bird a maned appearance.

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Distribution: Patchy distribution from Liberia east to Ghana and from south Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon east to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Range of Maned Owl (Jubula lettii)
Range of the Maned Owl Jubula lettii

Status: Uncertain.

Original Description: Büttikofer, Johann. 1889. Notes from the Rijksmuseum van Natuurl. Historie. (Notes Leyden Mus.) 11: p. 34.

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.
Jubula lettii at Xeno-canto.

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

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