May 152017
 
Arabian Spotted Eagle-Owl - Tanoumah

Whilst in Tanoumah in early April Phil Roberts and I saw an Arabian Spotted Eagle-Owl. Initially Phil found it sitting on some overhead wires but it soon flew off. It was seen a few times catching what looked like large moths around some very powerful lights on a house and was then lost from view. […]

Mar 232014
 
Spotted Eagle Owl chick

The response to my last free desktop background was great, so I decided to put another one out there. I might release one per month…still deciding. Anyway, this one shows a Spotted Eagle Owl chick, photographed against the setting sun in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Desert, South Africa). Instead of including a “calendar” in […]

Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus

 
Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus

The Spotted Eagle-owl (Bubo africanus) is a medium-sized species of owl, one of the smallest of the Eagle owls. Its prey consists of small mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. They inhabit most of Africa south of the Sahara desert away from dense forests. Factsheet: Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus (LC)