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The Spotted Eagle-Owl is a medium-sized species of owl, one of the smallest of the Eagle owls. Its length is forty-five cm and its weight is from 480 to 850g . It has a 100 centimetres 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.. more

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 18, 2015 22:36 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/10.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm