The Pharaoh eagle-owl – Bubo ascalaphus is a medium/large species of the nocturnal raptor Family Strigidae and the Order Strigiformes. It has distributed areas where it is resident across Africa north of the Sahel and adjacent Arabia. In the AWB Region as noted above there are resident populations in most AWB Countries except for Turkey, S Caucasus, Iran, Cyprus, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Somalia and Comoros. In Iraq it is only present near the border with Kuwait.
Type - nocturnal raptor - typical owl - nests in cliffs, old trees, Habitat - Open arid plains and hills with rocky outcrops, cliffs and wadis,
Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Bubo Species - Bubo ascalaphus Pharaoh eagle-owl - Species - ebird.org Pharaoh eagle-owl - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Pharaoh eagle-owl - Birds - ead.gov.ae Pharaoh eagle-owl - Database - avibase Pharaoh eagle-owl - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... Pharaoh eagle-owl - Images - google.com Pharaoh eagle-owl - Video - youtube.com Pharaoh eagle-owl - Datazone - birdlife.org