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 Post subject: Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet
Unread postPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Hi,

We saw this one in Talamati Camp at the end of March right near our chalet.

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 Post subject: Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet
Unread postPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:28 pm 
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:pray: One day I'll hopefully be able to tick this little one off. :pray: :pray: :pray:
Stunning pics Anne-Marie. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:57 am 
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Originally I'd thought that this was a pearlspotted owlet, but now, looking more closely at my photos, I'm thinking that it may rather be an African barred owlet? Seen in a tree overlooking my tent at Limpopo Forest tented canp, Mapungubwe, on 15 April, 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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That is indeed an African barred owlet! :thumbs_up:

Nice sighting :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks, Dadchick! It was indeed very special to see the little owl right at my tent 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:49 am 
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Saw this beaut between Croc Bridge and Lower Sabie over the long weekend.
Laine took the photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet
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 Post subject: Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet
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Stunning shot!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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This one has me totally puzzled :wall: and I know the pix are very poor quality, but I only got the one image as the bird flew off. My guess would have been greyheaded parrot, but it has streaky underparts :hmz: So I have NO idea. (Perhaps it's not a parrot at all, but possibly an owl???) Seen at 07h17 from my tent in Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, Mapungubwe, on 29 October 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think its an owl - leaning towards barred. but wait for the experts!

I will look out for your TR!! Love Mapungubwe!!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would say Owl too :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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No enough clarity to make any confirmed call, but don't rule out juvenile Shikra or Little Sparrowhawk. Looks to big for Barred Owl.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think its an owl - leaning towards barred. but wait for the experts!

I will look out for your TR!! Love Mapungubwe!!


Those blotches on the underparts are pretty conclusive evidence for barred owl.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for confirming, Johan :gflower: I think that it may be only the 2nd (or 3rd) one that I've ever seen, but at the time, I was somehow convinced that it was a parrot :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Snoobab wrote:
. Looks to big for Barred Owl.



Don't underestimate the barred on Map (or as we call them Piet) I have also noticed they are really BIG.

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