African Barred Owlet

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Identification:

A small owl which reaches a maximum size of 22cm. No ear tufts. The females are larger, but otherwise the sexes are similar.
Chestnut brown
White spotted upperparts and head
Buff underparts
Pale face mask
Yellow iris
Feathered feet

Habitat:

Woodland and forests, and on forest edges, more open savannah and along rivers.

Behaviour:

It is partly diurnal.

Diet:

The diet includes insects as well as small birds, mammals and reptiles.

Breeding:

Monogamous. Nests in natural tree cavities

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