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Photo by Wintibird
Kakum National Park, Ghana, April 2014
Ketupa leucosticta

Bubo leucostictus

Identification

40–46 cm {16-18 in)

  • Light rufous facial disc

Distribution

Western Africa: found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Taxonomy

Bubo vs. Ketupa

The genus Ketupa as traditionally defined is embedded within the traditional genus Bubo, while genus Scotopelia may be embedded within the Ketupa group of species, or perhaps is sister to this clade. One solution is to move all species to Bubo, which was done by some checklists in the past. Another solution is to move some species from Bubo to Ketupa, which is the solution currently favored by both the IOC and Clements checklists, and here also implemented in The Opus. The current composition of Ketupa can be seen in the genus page Ketupa.

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Edges and clearings of lowland rain forest.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of locusts, beetles and cicadas.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

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