Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Fraser's Eagle-owl (Bubo poensis) - HBW 5, p. 188

French: Grand-duc à aigrettes German: Guineauhu Spanish: Búho de Guinea

Taxonomy: Bubo Poensis Fraser, 1853, Bioko (Fernando Póo).
May form superspecies with B. vosseleri. Sometimes treated as conspecific with latter, but geographical isolation and vocal differences, as well as differences in size and plumage, suggest distinct species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Liberia E to W Uganda, S through Congo basin to C Zaire and NW Angola; also Bioko (Fernando Póo).

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