Spotted Eagle-Owl ,two_colors, grey and brown , not related to their sex.
Spotted Eagle-Owls are known to have mainly two different color phases , and sometimes the pair are of different coloring. More grey or more brownish . The brown phases are sometimes confused to be Cape Eagle-Owls, which are out of their distribution area.
Spotted Eagle-Owl portrait, looking up, “ears” visible
Spotted Eagle-Owls exhibit short “ears” , but are really just tufts of feathers that can be moved , for aggression or camouflage. The real ear openings are situated behind the eyes , in the facial disc.