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Acrylic on illustration board
30" x 20"
Through most of
sub-Saharan Africa the spotted eagle owl (Bubo africanus)
is the common large horned owl, occurring in most habitats except
extreme desert and thick tropical rainforest. Very similar to
the great horned owl (B. virginianus), it is slightly
smaller than its American cousin, and less likely to take large
prey, usually preferring a diet of rodents, lizards and insects.
In the background a small party of spotted hyenas (Crocuta
crocuta) scouts the savanna.