Other Owls

MILKY EAGLE OWL/ VERREAUX'S EAGLE OWL – Bubo lacteus
Milky Eagle Owl
Giant Eagle Owl
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
The Milky Eagle Owl, also known as Verreaux's and the Giant Eagle Owl, comes from sub-Saharan Africa. Africa's largest owl, it is also one of the largest owls in the world (after the Eurasian Eagle Owl and Blakiston's Fish Owl) at up to 75 cm length and a 2 metre wingspan. It has distinctive pink upper eyelids. It hunts mainly by night and sleeps by day.
BARRED/MALAY EAGLE OWL – Bubo sumatranus
ORIENTAL BAY OWL – Phodilus badius
Ashy-faced Owl
The Barred Eagle Owl, also called the Malay Eagle Owl, is native to the Malay Peninsula, Thailand, Indonesia and adjacent islands.
Oriental Bay Owl Barred Eagle Owl
Oriental Bay Owl The Oriental Bay Owl also comes from Southeast Asia. It is classified with the Barn Owl group of owls.
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY OWL – Glaucidium brasilianum
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, as its scientific name indicates, comes from Brazil, but also the southeast USA, Central America to Northern Argentina. Much smaller than the Little Owl at only 15 cm long, it nests in small holes in trees and cacti. It eats mainly grasshoppers and crickets but also takes small reptiles and mammals.
CHACO OWL – Strix chacoensis
Chaco Owl
Chaco Owl
Chaco Owls
The Chaco Owl, about the size of the related Tawny Owl, is native to tropical forests of the "Chaco" region of northern Argentina, southern Bolivia and Paraguay.
RUSTY-BARRED OWL – Strix hylophila
PHILIPPINE SCOPS OWL – Otus megalotis
Rusty-barred Owl The Rusty-barred Owl lives in forests of south Brazil, north Argentina and Paraguay.
Rusty-barred Owl Rusty-barred Owl
Philippine Scops Owl The Philippine Scops is also called the Luzon Lowland Scops Owl, which can lead to confusion with the Luzon Highland Scops Owl, Otus longicornis, both endemic to Luzon and adjacent islands.
AFRICAN WOOD OWL – Strix woodfordii
African Wood Owl
African Wood Owl fledgling
African Wood Owlet
The African Wood Owl ranges most of sub-Saharan Africa. The adult (above left) is dark brown with large dark eyes ringed with light feathers as if wearing sunglasses. Centre/right is a young owlet.
BARKING OWL – Ninox connivens
WATERMELON OWL – Citrullus lanatus
Barking Owl
Barking Owl
Watermelon Owl