Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Shelley's Eagle-owl (Bubo shelleyi) - HBW 5, p. 191

French: Grand-duc de Shelley German: Bindenuhu Spanish: Búho Barrado
Other common names: Banded Eagle-owl

Taxonomy: Huhua shelleyi Sharpe and Ussher, 1872, Fantee, Ghana.
No obvious close relatives; may possibly have some vocal and morphological affinities with B. sumatranus of SE Asia. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sierra Leone and Liberia E to Ghana, and S Cameroon and N Gabon E to N Zaire.

  • Near Threatened
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