Fraser's Eagle-owl
Fraser’s Eagle-owl ©www.surfbirds.com

Order Strigiformes

Family Strigidae

Genus Bubo

Scientific Name

Bubo poensis

Thumbnail Description

The call of the Fraser’s eagle owl resembles the sound of a small engine.

The male sings a song that lasts 15 – 20 seconds.

Size & Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 39 – 45 cm

WEIGHT: 575 – 815 g

WING LENGTH: (Males) 276 – 318 mm (Females) 296 – 333 mm

Habitat

Lowland evergreen, forest edges, clearings, cardamom plantations; altitude 1600 meters

Range

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone

Diet

Insects, frogs, small birds, mice, squirrels, fruit bat, bushbabies, arthropods, frogs, reptiles

Number of Eggs

Unknown

Breeding Season

February – May (Liberia)

November (Ghana)

July – December (Cameroon)

March (Uganda)

Incubation Period

Unknown

Gestation Period

Unknown

Weaning Period

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Twowooot, pupupupupupupupupupupu

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern