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Spotted Eagle-Owl,  Bubo africanus africanus | by Graham Ekins
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Spotted Eagle-Owl, Bubo africanus africanus

This species can be found from Arabia across Africa as far south as The Cape. This raceoccurs from Gabon to Zaire, s Uganda, central Kenya and s to the Cape. This image was taken in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Western Cape. This bird has a greyish wash unlike cape eagle-Owl and an barred belly without dark blotches. It is also smaller than Cape Eagle-Owl.

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Taken on July 25, 2007