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Birds at
Paradise

African Spotted Eagle Owl

There are two subspecies, the southern and the northern.

The southern birds have yellow eyes and dark brown feathers and the northern have dark orange eyes and light brown feathers. They catch their prey on the wing as well as hunting.

DID YOU KNOW? These birds nest in scrapes on the ground.

Current Status

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Primarily small mammals, and occasionally birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Strigidae
10 years wild
30 years captivity
2 - 4 eggs
45cm
Savannah, rocky outcrops, scrub, open and semi-open woodland, semi-deserts
Least Concern
Southern Africa, almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Arabian Peninsula.
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