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 Post subject: Owl: Southern White-faced Scops Owlet
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:47 pm 
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We spotted this Owlet last weekend on the H 10 near Hillside w. This was definitely the spot of the trip for us. Well done Gem! This is only the second time I have seen this Owlet.

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 Post subject: Re: Whitefaced Scops Owlet
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Great Sighting.. :clap: .......I've seen these a few times in Marble Hall area..........aswel as along the tar road towards Nylstroom many K's up! As for SANparks, they've been avoiding me!! :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Whitefaced Scops Owlet
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White-faced Scops Owl, Ptilopsis granti

This handsome bird is found in Africa south of the equator where is prefers open and riverine woodland. This one was seen next to the Limpopo River in Mapungubwe NP during a night drive.

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Their breeding season varies greatly. Depending on location, they breed anytime from May to February, often nesting in abandoned nests of other birds, from pigeons to eagles. They will also use tree hollows and ground nest sites. 2 – 4 shiny, white eggs are laid at intervals and incubated for 30 days. Incubation starts immediately after the first egg is laid. Young owls leave the nest after four weeks and are independent by six weeks. Like other small owls, the White-faced Scops Owl is generally insectivorous, although they may take small birds, rodents and other small mammals. They hunt from an open perch and drop down on prey.

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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Southern Whitefaced Scops-
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Near Satara, Nov 2011:

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Wow, breath-taking pictures. :clap: :clap:

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Amazing Dinks :clap:

It looks as if you saw the gem in broad daylight? :shock:

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