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The Spotted Eagle-owl (Bubo africanus) is a medium-sized species of owl, one of the smallest of the Eagle owls. Its height is forty-five cm (18 inch) and its weight is from 480 to 850g (1 to 1.8 pounds). It has a 33cm (13 in) wingspan. Its prey consists of small mammals, birds, insects, frogs, and reptiles. Spotted Eagle-owls mate for life.They are able to breed at around one year of age. They make their nest on the ground and have been known to nest on window ledges of buildings. Breeding begins in July continuing to the first weeks of February. The female lays two to four eggs and does the incubation, leaving the nest only to eat what the male has brought food. The incubation period lasts approximately 32 days.
Spotted Eagle-owl (Bubo africanus), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    fantastic work!

  • Thank you very much Charmiene!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Konstantinos!

  • Thanks a lot Istvan!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Konstantinos.

  • Thanks a lot Mark!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    2 DAY 2011/07/19

    Excellent capture partner!

  • Thanks a lot Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Your splendid work has been accepted in Wild Nature Photography & Writing, well done

  • Thanks a lot Robert!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture…awesome detail

  • Thank you very much Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Owl. Beautiful image.

  • Thank you very much Brenda!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    3 WEEK 2011/07/19

  • Thank you Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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