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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 mainly from south Cameroon to River Congo and north central, south central and east central Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Status: Uncertain.

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

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: Jubula.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-11-09.