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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Hedgehog » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:10 pm

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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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Mant » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:40 am

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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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:57 pm

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

Unread postby oddesy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:46 pm

Samantha :thumbs_up:
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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:16 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby KNP-Junkee » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:52 am

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby leelee » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:05 pm

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

Unread postby KNP-Junkee » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:38 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:28 pm

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

Unread postby cu@1 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:18 pm

With that false eye, it can only be a pearly.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby leelee » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:55 pm

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

Unread postby KNP-Junkee » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:32 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:38 pm

Definately a Pearlie! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Johann » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:28 am

Photographed in Shingwedzi camp, June 2009.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johann » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:30 am

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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