- Bubo lacteus
66–75 cm. White oval disk face with a black border, pink eyelids, orange eyes and two feather tufts on their ears. Dark brown on top and light grey below.
Savanna and woodland; often in large trees near streams and rivers.
Breeding takes place from March to September. Two eggs are laid and incubated by the female for 38 days. She remains on the nest for the entire incubation period while the male hunts for food for both of them. The chicks fledge at nine weeks but may remain with the parents for up to three months.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Verreaux's Eagle-Owl. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Verreaux%27s_Eagle-Owl