FACTFILE... on breeds of bird

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

THE African Spot­ted Owl is a medium-sized species of owl, one of the small­est of the Ea­gle Owls.

Its length is 45cm (18 inches) and its weight is from 480g to 850g (from one to 1.8 pounds).

It has a 100cm ( 9 inches) to 140cm (55 inches) wing­span.

It is found through­out most of Africa south of the Sa­hara, with the ex­cep­tion of very dense forests.

The In­dian Ea­gle Owl is a species of large horned owl found in South Asia.

They are found in hilly and rocky scrub forests, and are usu­ally seen in pairs. They have a deep res­o­nant boom­ing call that may be heard at dawn and dusk.

They are typ­i­cally large owls, and have “tufts” on their heads.

They are splashed with brown, and grey and have a white throat patch with black small stripes.

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