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Spotted, Arabian or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl

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

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.9 pl.50

Protonym:
  Strix africana


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  38E24616E2326A50

Avibase ID:
  avibase-38E24616

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/38E24616


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
  • Bubo cinerascens: Senegambia to Ethiopia, Somalia, n Uganda and n Kenya
English:
Spotted, Arabian or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl
French:
Grand-duc africain, G.-d. d'Oman ou G.-d. du Sahel


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Spotted, Arabian or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus, milesi or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus or cinerascens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Spotted, Arabian or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl ( Bubo [africanus, milesi or cinerascens])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Spotted Eagle-owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Grand-duc africain ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Spotted Eagle Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Bubo africanus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Bubo africanus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Bubo africanus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Gevlekte Ooruil
Bulgarian: Африкански бухал
Catalan: Duc africà
Czech: Výr africký
Danish: Plettet Hornugle
German: Fleckenuhu
English: African Eagle Owl, African Eagle-Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Spotted or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl, Spotted, Arabian or Vermiculated Eagle-Owl
Esperanto: Afrika gufo
Spanish: Búho Africano, Búho Manchado
Estonian: savanni-kassikakk
Finnish: Täplähuuhkaja
French: Grand-duc africain, Grand-duc africain ou G.-d. du Sahel, Grand-duc africain, G.-d. d'Oman ou G.-d. du Sahel
Hungarian: afrikai uhu
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 cinerascens], Bubo [africanus, milesi or cinerascens], Bubo africanus, Bubo africanus africanus, Strix africana
Lithuanian: Afrikinis apuokas
Dutch: Afrikaanse Oehoe
Norwegian: Flekkhubro
Polish: puchacz plamisty
Portuguese: Bufo-africano.
Russian: Африканский Филин, пятнистый, Филин африканский
Slovak: výr africký
Siswant: Sikhova
Sotho, Southern: Makhohlo
Swedish: Fläckuv
Swahili: Kungwi
Tswana: Makgotlwê
Turkish: 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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