African Barred Owlet
A small owl which reaches a maximum size of 22cm. No ear tufts. The females are larger, but otherwise the sexes are similar.
White spotted upperparts and head
Pale face mask
Woodland and forests, and on forest edges, more open savannah and along rivers.
It is partly diurnal.
The diet includes insects as well as small birds, mammals and reptiles.
Monogamous. Nests in natural tree cavities