Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Greyish Eagle-owl (Bubo cinerascens) - HBW 5, p. 188

French: Grand-duc du Sahel German: Grauuhu Spanish: Búho Ceniciento
Other common names: Vermiculated Eagle-owl

Taxonomy: Bubo cinerascens Guérin-Méneville, 1843, Adowa, Ethiopia.
Usually treated as conspecific with B. africanus; differs, however, in plumage, bare-part colours, and not known to interbreed in overlap areas in Uganda and Kenya. Pale birds in Chad described as race kollmannspergeri, but probably only colour variant. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegambia E to Ethiopia and Somalia, S to Cameroon, N Uganda and N Kenya.

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