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Spotted Eagle-Owl

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:
  DC8CC91D797CFDDB

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DC8CC91D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DC8CC91D


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)
English:
Spotted Eagle-Owl
Catalan:
duc africà
Czech:
výr africký
Danish:
Plettet Hornugle
German:
Fleckenuhu
Spanish:
Búho Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Búho africano
Finnish:
täplähuuhkaja
French:
Grand-duc africain
Croatian:
afrička ušara
Hungarian:
afrikai uhu
Icelandic:
Deplaúfur
Italian:
Gufo reale macchiato
Japanese:
アフリカワシミミズク
Lithuanian:
afrikinis didysis apuokas
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Oehoe
Norwegian:
flekkhubro
Polish:
puchacz plamisty
Portuguese:
bufo-real-africano
Russian:
Африканский филин
Slovak:
výr africký
Serbian:
Pegava buljina
Swedish:
fläckuv
Ukrainian:
пугач африканський
Chinese:
斑雕鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
點斑鵰鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate) ( Bubo africanus africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate) ( Bubo africanus africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate) ( Bubo africanus africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate) ( Bubo africanus africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate) ( Bubo africanus africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate) ( Bubo africanus africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Spotted Eagle-Owl [africanus or tanae] ( Bubo africanus [africanus or tanae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted) ( Bubo africanus africanus/tanae) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted) ( Bubo africanus africanus/tanae) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted) ( Bubo africanus africanus/tanae) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted) ( Bubo africanus africanus/tanae) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted) ( Bubo africanus africanus/tanae) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted) ( Bubo africanus africanus/tanae) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Spotted Eagle-Owl ( Bubo africanus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Bubo africanus africanus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Bubo [africanus or milesi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Gevlekte Ooruil, Gevlekte Ooruil (Gevlekte)
Arabic: بُوهةٌ رَقْطاءُ
Azerbaijani: Afrika yapalağı
Bulgarian: Африкански бухал, Африкански бухал (ssp. africanus/tanae)
Catalan: duc africà
Czech: výr africký
Danish: Plettet Hornugle
German: Fleckenuhu, Fleckenuhu (africanus/tanae)
English: Spotted Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl (nominate), Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted), Spotted Eagle-Owl [africanus or tanae]
English (United Kingdom): Spotted Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl (Spotted)
English, HBW: Spotted Eagle-owl (Spotted)
English (IOC): Spotted Eagle-Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted)
English (Kenya): Spotted Eagle Owl (Spotted)
English (UAE): Spotted Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl (Spotted)
English (United States): Spotted Eagle-Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted)
Esperanto: Afrika gufo
Spanish: Búho africano, Búho Africano (africanus/tanae)
Spanish (Spain): Búho africano, Búho Africano (africanus/tanae)
Spanish (HBW): Spotted Eagle-Owl (Spotted)
Estonian: savanni-kassikakk
Finnish: täplähuuhkaja
French: Grand-Duc africain, Grand-duc africain (africanus), Grand-duc africain (nominal), Grand-duc africain (nominale), Grand-duc africain (race nominale), Grand-duc africain [africanus or tanae], Grand-duc africain [africanus ou tanae]
Croatian: afrička ušara
Hungarian: afrikai uhu
Icelandic: Deplaúfur, Deplaúfur (africanus/tanae)
Italian: Gufo reale macchiato
Japanese (romaji): afurikawashimimizuku (africanus/tanae)
Japanese: アフリカワシミミズク, アフリカワシミミズク (africanus/tanae)
Scientific: Asio maculosus amerimnus, Bubo africanus, Bubo africanus [africanus or tanae], Bubo africanus africanus, Bubo africanus africanus/tanae, Bubo africanus maculosus, Bubo ascalaphus trothae, Bubo maculosus, Strix africana, Strix maculosa
Lithuanian: afrikinis didysis apuokas
Latvian: punktainais ūpis
Dutch: Afrikaanse Oehoe, Afrikaanse Oehoe (africanus/tanae)
Norwegian: Flekkhubro, flekkhubro (africanus/tanae)
Polish: puchacz plamisty, puchacz plamisty (africanus/tanae)
Portuguese: bufo-real-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): bufo-africano
Russian: Африканский филин, Африканский филин (africanus/tanae)
Slovak: výr africký, výr africký (skup.)
Serbian: Pegava buljina, Pegava buljina (africanus/tanae)
Swedish: fläckuv, fläckuv (africanus/tanae)
Turkish: Benekli Puhu, Benekli Puhu (africanus/tanae)
Tatar: Африка өкесе
Ukrainian: пугач африканський
Chinese: 斑雕鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 點斑鵰鴞

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