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Alternative name: African Long-eared Owl

Asio abyssinicus


42–44 cm

  • Brown ear tufts with white edges
  • Pale to dark buffy-rufous facial disc
  • Grey Eyebrows


Western Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda



This is a polytipic species consisting of two subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. abyssinicus:
  • A. a. graueri:


Montane woodland, moorland and grassland. At heights above 3000 m.



Their main diet consists of small mammals, particularly rats, molerats and shrews.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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