BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
African spotted eagle owl (Bubo africanus) roosting in a tree. This is the smallest of the eagle owls (the largest type of owl), reaching nearly half a metre in length. It is a nocturnal predator that hunts mainly insects, as well as small birds and rodents, crabs, snails and bats. It inhabits woodlands and rocky areas in Africa and parts of Arabia. Photographed in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.
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