Bubo africanus milesi - Sharpe, 1886 - SW Arabia, Yemen and Oman. This eagle owl prefers mountainous and rocky terrain. Because many sub-species of them are as large as eagles. Cape Eagle Owl Bubo capensis. Other than human persecution, they have few predators, although large owls such as the Eurasian Eagle Owl and the Great Horned Owl will kill smaller species if the opportunity arises. Uiltjie (diminutive for owl in Afrikaans and pronounced as "Ale+Key = Alekey"), an African Spotted Eagle Owl, showed up on our farm on a mild Autumn evening in April 2007. Spotted Eagle Owl, African Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus africanus, Temminck, 1821) - Nominate Form - Gabon eas to Democratic Republic of the Congo (south of the rainforest), southern Uganda and central Kenya, south to the Cape. 4) Cape Eagle-owl. Usambara Eagle Owl Bubo vosseleri. The internet has failed me on a size comparison. Fraser's Eagle Owl Bubo poensis. Nests can be between 12 and 60 metres (39 and 197 ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some contain as many as four). It is a nocturnal owl which feeds on small mammals and birds. Akun Eagle Owl Bubo leucostictus. Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo africanus. The nominate subspecies is the smallest-bodied. Verreaux's Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus. The Cape Eagle Owl (Bubo capensis) looks very similar to the Spotted Eagle Owl (above) but is far less common. Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens. He was apparently unaware of earlier descriptions of Spotted Eagle-Owl (Temminck 1821) or Greyish Eagle-Owl … There are three subspecies: the Cape eagle-owl (B. c. capensis) (the southern half of southern Africa), Mackinder's eagle-owl (B. c. mackinderi) (southern Kenya south to the northern half of southern Africa), and the Abyssinian eagle-owl (B. c. dilloni) (s Eritrea & the Ethiopian highlands). But here is a Eurasian Eagle Owl with its natural prey, a red fox! Farmers often encourage Barn Owl habitations for rodent control by providing nest sites such a wooden nest box or a large drum installed sideways in a barn. The spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true owl.It is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree hollows, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Genus: Scotopelia (Fishing Owls) Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli. It is slightly larger than the Spotted Eagle Owl, has orange eyes (the Spotted has yellow eyes), and blotchy underparts (the Spotted has fine barring underneath.) I know he actually deserves a more exotic name, but that s what I called him and that s what he answers to, so I m afraid we re stuck with it. When Richard Bowdler Sharpe described Arabian Eagle-Owl in 1886, he compared it to eagle-owls from Asia, Europe and South America, and to Cape Eagle-Owl B capensis from Africa. Shelley's Eagle Owl Bubo shelleyi.