African Spotted Eagle Owl

The African spotted eagle owl is the most common eagle owl in southern Africa.


They have a very large range across most of the continent.
They can catch prey on the wing as well as hunting from a perch which is more typical of this species.

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

Key Facts

Family:
Strigidae
Diet:
Primarily small mammals, and occasionally birds, reptiles and amphibians
Height:
45cm
Life Span:
10 years wild | 30 years captivity
Number of Young:
2 - 4 eggs
Distribution:
Southern Africa, almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Arabian Peninsula
Habitat:
Savannah, rocky outcrops, scrub, open and semi-open woodland, semi-deserts
Did you know?
These birds nest in scrapes on the ground

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