The African Wood Owl (Strix woodfordii), a medium-sized owl with dark eyes and no ear tufts, is nocturnal and roosts in dense cover or high in trees during the day. It is only vocal at night. It lives in Africa from Senegambia to Sudan and south to Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and on the east coast to South Africa. Though hard to see, this wood owl is the commonest owl in forests and woodlands in Africa south of the Sahara. It has rich brown plumage with pale underparts and a white and brown barred belly.