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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rookie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:29 pm

I have just spent the last weekend in the southern KNP and saw a number of raptors that I have not been able to identify and would like some help.

The first is this owl, a toss up between a Pearl Spotted and a Barred Owlet. I am leaning towards the latter. It did not call during the time we saw it and I was also not able to see the false eyes at the back of the head.

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I have a few more of Falcon/ Kite type birds which I will try to ID before posting for confirmation if I am allowed.

Thanks for all your patience and help for a real birding Rookie!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Rookie the Owl is a Pearl-spotted Owlet.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:18 am

:thumbs_up: Agree with Matt!

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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:40 pm

Even after I bought a bigger lens, they are still far away... :doh:

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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:39 pm

My best sighting of a pearly, seen on the H7 in June 2012

Back of head showing false eyes

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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:42 pm

Now that is how you take a photo of a Pearl-Spotted Own. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:04 pm

Thanks Leeukos :thumbs_up:

This one seen in Mapungubwe. Just a pity about the perch it had chosen

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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:32 am

:clap:
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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Wildkyker » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:00 am

This is also my first spotting of the Pearl-spotted Owl

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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Ladybirder » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:08 am

This is the cutest little thing, stunning pics :clap: :clap:

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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Glenn Gover » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:58 pm

I havn't tried but have heard that if you play a recording of its call you will attract lots of other birds that will come to chase it away, has anyone tried this.


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