Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis
Fraser's Eagle-Owl, Kakum, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Kakum, Ghana
May 2011

Fraser's Eagle-owl is distributed in West Africa from Guinea to Ghana and from Nigeria east to Uganda and south to north-west Angola. There is a distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in lowland forest and forest edges.

It is dark rufous with ear-tufts and dark eyes. The face is rufous with a dark border. Both upperparts and underparts are narrowly barred.

It feeds on small mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles as well as insects.

Fraser's Eagle-Owl, Kakum, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image One vocalisation is a plaintive whoooah.

Louis Fraser was a British zoologist who collected in Nigeria, Ecuador and California.

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