Verreaux'x Eagle Owl

Glaucidium perlatum

Verreaux'x Eagle Owl, Bubo lacteus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Acacia woodlands near Lake Elementaita, Kenya. 18 March 2016.

From Wikipedia: In appearance, they are distinguished by a whitish oval disk face with a black border and their pink eyelids. Their eyes are orange in color and they have two fluffy ear-tufts. Overall, they are a fairly uniform brownish-gray, with light vermiculations above and white spots on the shoulder. They are paler on the underside.

Strigidae -- Owl Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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