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Category:Bubo - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Bubo


This genus contains large owls of which many can raise feather tufts commonly called "horns". The members often carry the common name of Eagle-Owl, but when Ketupa is included some have names like Fish-Owl.


Bubo is a genus in the family Strigidae.
Snowy Owl was formerly placed in its own genus Nyctea.

Bubo vs. Ketupa

Some authorities (Howard & Moore, 2003; IOC 1.6, 2008) place Blakiston's Fish-Owl (blakistoni) in the genus Bubo. Others like Clements 6th edition (2007) and Sibley & Monroe (1996) place this species in Ketupa.

Genus Bubo viewedit
B. virginianus Great Horned Owl
B. bubo Eurasian Eagle-Owl
B. bengalensis Rock Eagle-Owl
B. ascalaphus Pharaoh Eagle-Owl
B. capensis Cape Eagle-Owl
B. africanus Spotted Eagle-Owl
B. cinerascens Greyish Eagle-Owl
B. poensis Fraser's Eagle-Owl
B. vosseleri Usambara Eagle-Owl
B. nipalensis Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl
B. sumatranus Barred Eagle-Owl
B. shelleyi Shelley's Eagle-Owl
B. lacteus Verreaux's Eagle-Owl
B. coromandus Dusky Eagle-Owl
B. leucostictus Akun Eagle-Owl
B. philippensis Philippine Eagle-Owl
B. scandiacus Snowy Owl
B. blakistoni Blakiston's Fish Owl