|Countries in which the Akun eagle-owl is found|
The adult is 40 to 46 centimeters long. It has a dark plumage marked with irregular lines above and paler, reddish brown underparts with mottling, barring, and spots. The facial disc is reddish with concentric lines. The throat is white. The ear tufts are relatively large. The eyes are a greenish yellow color; it is the only West African eagle owl with yellow eyes.
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