Horned Owl - Bubo sp.
I can’t tell what species this owl is, but the horned owls are one part of the genus Bubo. Though it traditionally only included owls with ear-tufts, mtDNA analysis supported the inclusion of old-world eagle owls and the fishing owls in the genus.
- Note: The definition of “Bubo” in this context does not mean the same thing as the “bubo/buboe” (swelling of the lymphatic glands in the groin) of the bubonic plague. “Bubo” comes from the Latin word for “owl”, which comes from the onomatopoeic Greek “bubo”, which was used for the Eagle Owl.
Wild Life of the World. Vol I. Richard Lydekker, 1916.