Shelley's Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Sharpe & Ussher, 1872)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is suspected to have a moderately small population which is likely to be in decline owing to the clearance of its habitat for timber and agriculture.

Population size: 1500-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,450,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
Land-mass type - continent
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Bubo shelleyi. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.