Verreaux's Eagle-Owl
Bubo lacteus
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Verreaux's eagle-owl is Africa's largest owl. Coloring is grey or grey-brown with fine white barring. The eyelids are pink which is diagnostic, but note that one of the photos of a spotted eagle-owl also shows pink eyelids. The juvenile was seen at Lake Eyasi (2nd row left, 2-09), courtesy of Ernst Schauerte. The top flight photo was taken at Ndutu (5-15), courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek. The other photos were taken at Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Manyara Ranch and Olasiti. Click photo above to see more including birds with prey, a night infra-red photo and an eagle-owl being harrassed by a lanner falcon and a greater kestrel.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-18 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Ernst Schauerte, Rick Carlson, Fain Zimmerman, Mike Peterson
Brenden Simonson, Siegfried Woldhek, Stuart Webb, Stephan Schramm

Last Update this page: 12-20-18