A picture made available on 13 May 2008 shows the big eyes of a young Verreaux's eagle-owl (lat.: Bubo lacteus, also known as milky eagle owl) pictured at the breeding station of BirdPark Walsrode, Germany on 06 May 2008. Just under five weeks after unhatching, the typical strong eyelids of the milky eagle owl are present. The sex of the offspring is yet unclear and will only be certain after a DNA analysis is performed for the eyelids only serve for communication and are not sex-specific. Verreaux's eagle-owls are common in the sparsely wooded African savannas and is akin to the European owl.
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