Akun eagle-owl

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Akun eagle-owl
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Bubo
Species: B. leucostictus
Binomial name
Bubo leucostictus
Hartlaub, 1855
Bubo-leucostictus-range.svg
Countries in which the Akun eagle-owl is found

The Akun eagle-owl (Bubo leucostictus) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae, the true owls. It is native to Central and Western Africa.[1]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International 2012. Bubo leucostictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ König, C., et al. Akun Eagle Owl. In: Owls of the World. London : A & C Black, 2009. Page 340.