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Middle East
ARKive species - Pharaoh eagle-owl (Bubo ascalaphus) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
Status : Least Concern
Introduction
The Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus) is a species of owl with Least concern.
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
The Pharaoh Eagle-Owl is native to the Arabian peninsular and is found in abundance so has no threat.
The pharaoh eagle-owl is generally found in arid habitats, including open desert plains, rocky outcrops, mountain cliffs and wadis.
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
The main threat to the pharaoh eagle-owl appears to be persecution, as in certain local areas it believed to be an evil spirit and is killed on sight.
What kind of history they had in your region
While there are currently no conservation measures specifically targeting the pharaoh eagle-owl it is found is several protected areas including Azraq Nature Reserve in the eastern desert of Jordan.

Sources :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaoh_eagle-owl

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