African Scops-owl

african-scops-owl

Identification:

Length 14-18 cm; mass 45-97 g. A small, heavily streaked, grey owl with ear tufts. The face is surrounded by black edging.

Habitat:

Dry woodland, savanna, parks.

Behaviour:

Nocturnal

Diet:

The diet includes insects and spiders.

Vocalisation:

A frog-like prrup repeated every 5-8 seconds; often for several minutes.

Breeding:

They breed in a tree cavity. 4-6 eggs laid from April – June and incubated for 27 days. Young fledge by about 30 days.

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