Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Maned Owl (Jubula lettii) - HBW 5, p. 206

French: Duc à crinière German: Mähneneule Spanish: Búho de Crin
Other common names: Akun Scops-owl

Taxonomy: Bubo letti Büttikofer, 1889, Passy District, Liberia.
Affinities uncertain. Sometimes suggested that genus be merged with Neotropical Lophostrix; superficial similarities in appearance and similar ecology, however, probably due to convergent evolution. Monotypic.

Distribution: Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana; and patchily from S Cameroon and N Gabon to E Zaire.

  • Least Concern
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