African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus
(aka Abyssinian Owl, Abyssinian Long-eared Owl)
African Long-eared Owl, Dinsho, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

Dinsho, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
January 2016

The African Long-eared Owl is distributed in Ethiopia, Kenya and on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the DR Congo. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in a variety of forest habitats between 1,800 and 3,900 metres.

It is closely related to Northern Long-eared Owl A. otus but has longer wings, shorter ear tufts and a more powerful bill.
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