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Spotted or Arabian Eagle-Owl

Bubo [africanus or milesi] (= Bubo africanus) (Temminck, 1821)

The spotted eagle-owl is a medium-sized species of owl, one of the smallest of the eagle owls. Its length is 45 centimetres (18 in) and its weight is from 454 to 907 grams. It has a 100 to 140 centimetres wingspan. The facial disk is off white to pale ochre and the eyes are yellow. It has prominent ear tufts, and the upper body is dusky brown, the lower parts off-white with brown bars. Prior to 1999 the spotted eagle-owl was considered conspecific with the greyish eagle-owl, but now it is classed as a separate species. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Bubo
Scientific:
  Bubo africanus


Original description

Citation:
  (Temminck, 1821)

Reference:
  Pl.Col. pl.50

Protonym:
  Strix africana

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  04423361B199ACA0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-04423361

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/04423361


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555408

Geographic range:

  • Bubo africanus africanus: Gabon, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Uganda, and central Kenya south to southern South Africa
  • Bubo africanus tanae: SE Kenya (central and lower Tana River and Lali Hills)
  • Bubo milesi: SW Arabia, Yemen and Oman
English:
Spotted or Arabian Eagle-Owl
French:
Grand-duc africain ou G.-d. d'Oman


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Spotted or Arabian Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or milesi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Spotted or Arabian Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or milesi])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Grand-duc africain ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Bubo africanus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Bubo africanus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Bubo [africanus, milesi or cinerascens]

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Afrikaans: Gevlekte Ooruil
Belarusian: Афрыканскі пугач
Bulgarian: Африкански бухал
Catalan: Duc africà
Czech: Výr africký
Welsh: Eryrdylluan fannog
Danish: Hornugle, Plettet Hornugle
German: Fleckenuhu
Greek: Στικτόμπoυφoς
English: African Eagle Owl, African Eagle-Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Spotted or Arabian Eagle-Owl
English (United Kingdom): Spotted Eagle Owl
English, HBW: Spotted Eagle-owl
English (IOC): Spotted Eagle-Owl
English (Kenya): Spotted Eagle Owl
English (UAE): Spotted Eagle Owl
English (United States): Spotted Eagle-Owl
Esperanto: Afrika gufo
Spanish: Búho Africano, Búho Ceniciento, Búho Manchado
Spanish (Spain): Búho Africano
Spanish (HBW): Spotted Eagle-Owl
Estonian: savanni-kassikakk
Finnish: Täplähuuhkaja
French: Grand-duc africain, Grand-duc africain ou G.-d. d'Oman
Frisian: Afrikaanske oehoe
Irish: Rí-ulchabhán ballach
Galician: Bufo africano
Croatian: afrička ušara
Hungarian: afrikai uhu
Icelandic: Deplaúfur
Italian: Gufo reale macchiato, Gufo reale maculato
Japanese (romaji): afurikawashimimizuku
Japanese: アフリカワシミミズク
Kwangali: Editika
Scientific: Bubo [africanus or milesi], Bubo africanus, Bubo africanus africanus, Strix africana
Lithuanian: Afrikinis apuokas, Afrikinis didysis apuokas
Latvian: punktainais ūpis
Macedonian: Африкански був
Dutch: Afrikaanse Oehoe
Norwegian Nynorsk: Flekkhubro
Norwegian: Flekkhubro
Polish: puchacz plamisty
Portuguese: Bufo-africano., Bufo-malhado, Bufo-real-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Piv taclà
Romanian: Buhă africană
Russian: Африканский Филин, пятнистый, Филин африканский
Northern Sami: Afrihkááhpelidnu
Slovak: výr africký
Slovenian: Progasta velika uharica
Serbian: Afrička buljina, Pegava buljina
Siswant: Sikhova
Sotho, Southern: Makhohlo
Swedish: Fläckuv
Swahili: Kungwi
Tswana: Makgotlwê
Turkish: Benekli Puhu, Küçük Puhu
Tsonga: Xiyinha
Ukrainian: Пугач африканський
Xhosa: Ifubesi
Chinese: 斑雕鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 點斑鵰鴞
Zulu: isiKhovampondo

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