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 Post subject: Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:10 pm 
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Wow, some nice pics here. funny story about calling the owl. It reminds me of an Asterix book, I think Asterix and the Big fight, where the owl follows the roman disguised as a tree.


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 Post subject: Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:40 am 
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Hi,

I saw this Pearl - spotted Owlet a few km's down the road from Berg - en - dal camp on the 29th May sitting in the warm sun. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
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Thanks for sharing Samantha :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
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Samantha :thumbs_up:
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 Post subject: Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
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we went on choir camp recently to a place near brits and i managed to get a response from one of these guys just as the sun started to set. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi could someone please ID this bird for me ? Sorry for quality of pic, it was taken between LS and Croc bridge on the H4-2

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Maybe windblown Pearl-spotted owl...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Could be leelee.By looking at its size I thought it must be immature, from the naked eye I would say it was only 150mm tall, if that would be of any help....


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks like a pearlie, only other possibility is a barred owl.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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With that false eye, it can only be a pearly.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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KNP-Junkee, a mature PSO is but a mere 18 cm small.
Well spotted :wink: !

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks leelee, BB, cu@1

Now it is early days for me when it comes to birding. Will never mistake the PSO for the African Wood-owl again as in my TR :big_eyes:

Could someone please give me a link to a better pic of the PSO...........


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Definately a Pearlie! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
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Photographed in Shingwedzi camp, June 2009.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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KNP-Junkee wrote:
....Could someone please give me a link to a better pic of the PSO...........


I posted some pics on the last page of the Pearly thread.

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