Hooting of a male. The owl is not here by chance. 140221.MR.184524.12. this sound is public domain. In the 1990s the Spotted Owl was catapulted into the spotlight over logging debates in the Pacific Northwest. Owls(Order: Strigiformes, Family:Strigidae). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first sound recording of Arabian Eagle-Owl ever to be published. You can support The Sound Approach by clicking here. The markings are much finer and more speckled or vermiculated, particularly on the head and mantle, where the Spotted has larger white spots. The iris of Spotted Eagle-Owl is similar, although it can be more orange. January 2008 CC Derek Solomon. Arabian Eagle-Owl Bubo milesi, Wadi Darbat, Dhofar, Oman, 16 July 2013 (Arnoud B van den Berg). About: Sound of the rare spotted owl recorded at yosemite national park. July 2008. Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo africanus. Background: Arabian Scops Owl Otus pamelae. This large, brown-eyed owl lives in mature forests of the West, from the giant old growth of British Columbia and Washington, to California's oak woodlands and the steep canyons of the Southwest. Bubo is here to hunt Bufo. Spotted Owls give up to 13 different hooting, barking, and whistling calls, although only a few are common. CD3-15: Greyish Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens Langano, Oromia, Ethiopia, 12:30, 17 February 2011. 100418.MR.194152.01. That year, the holy month of Ramadan coincided with the start of the monsoon. His hooting is slower than most, with phrases 4.3 seconds long. In Eurasian Eagle-Owl B bubo, a similar but deeper and harsher call is the female’s soliciting call, heard especially around the time of egg-laying. During an earlier visit in April 2010, René and I heard many Arabian Eagle-Owls but saw none. CD3-14: Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, July 1986. CC Lynette Rudman. Its length is 45 centimetres (18 in) and its weight is from 454 to 907 grams (1.0 to 2.0 lb). It has prominent ear tufts, and the upper body is dusky brown, the lower parts off-white with brown bars. Barred Eagle Owl Bubo sumatranus. A large, gray-brown owl with bright yellow eyes, erect ear-tufts, and finely-barred belly and lower breast. CD3-12: Arabian Eagle-Owl Bubo milesi Wadi Darbat, Dhofar, Oman, 00:28, 18 July 2013. Fledged young give a similar high-pitched whistle to beg for food. Owls with dark eyes usually lead the darkest lives (Galeotti & Rubolini 2007). Download Owl sound effects in mp3 format for free without login or sign-up and find similar sounds at Quick Sounds library. They do seem likely to be each other’s closest relatives, as they show broad similarities in plumage and size, in vocalisations, and share a similarly varied diet of insects and small vertebrates. It has a 100 to 140 centimetres (39 to 55 in) wingspan. Arnoud and Cecilia were very lucky. CD3-13: Arabian Eagle-Owl Bubo milesi Wadi Darbat, Dhofar, Oman, 20:51, 15 July 2013. It could only have been an Arabian Eagle-Owl, although I have no idea what the sound ‘meant’. For instance, we have not yet heard any juveniles. Listen to more sounds of this species from the ML archive. Verreaux's Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus. The Cornell Lab will send you updates about birds, birding, and opportunities to help bird conservation. Subjects of particular interest include ageing and sexing birds by their sounds, and recognising hidden biodiversity, ‘new species’, through bird sounds. Typical call - Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. It will be 12 years before Ramadan coincides with the monsoon again. There is no real synchronisation, however, and a simple pitch difference between two males is difficult to rule out. 130715.AB.205100.12. Should the opportunity arise, Bubo may well hunt Bubo. At every pool along the roadside they saw an owl perched in a tree, jumping down now and then to grab a toad. Perhaps same bird as in CD3-13. Perhaps they also preferred to avoid the thick mist of stinging insects that emerge on monsoon nights. Soon some Dhofar Toads Bufo dhufarensis strike up a chorus. However, there are important differences in the tone and patterning of their plumage, their eye colour and their sounds. Greyish Eagle-Owl is the odd one out, having dark brown iris with pinkish orbital ring. The owl's signal call—used by adult males and females to mark and defend territory, and by males delivering food to females—is a series of four hooted notes, with the middle two closest together. >>> Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus >>>. The male Arabian Eagle-Owl in CD3-13 is a different individual that was also hunting toads during the July monsoon. The pools on the road filled up with toads and at night, only the owls disturbed them. At night it silently hunts small mammals such as woodrats and flying squirrels. David Moyer & The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Every few seconds he croons two notes, the first longer than the second (CD3-12). His voice is languid, not fierce or imposing. The hoots have a deep, pure tone, with females' voices higher than males. Greyish also has a finely marked head and neck, but differs from both Arabian and Spotted in being darker and having a colder tone to its plumage. The "hoot" one of the most recognizable owl calls. Jelmer Poelstra. One windy evening, I put a microphone under a cliff from which a male had been calling four years earlier. However, their two notes are much shorter than those of Arabian, and the whole phrase is delivered in less than half the time. CD3-18: Arabian Eagle-Owl Bubo milesi Wadi Darbat, Dhofar, Oman, 18:45, 21 February 2014. The male Arabian Eagle-Owl in CD3-13 is a different individual that was also hunting toads during the July monsoon. Centre: Spotted Eagle-Owl B africanus, female, Kalahari Gemsbok NP, South Africa/Botswana, 12 March 1996 (Arnoud B van den Berg). With this brief account, we have taken Arabian Eagle-Owl out of obscurity and shown that it sounds very different from its African relatives, but there is still a great deal to learn. Hooting of five individuals at dusk. Where they meet, at least one of them is usually rare, and Arabian’s preference for wooded areas probably reduces contact to a minimum.