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Owlet: African Barred Owlet

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Tilandi » Sat May 08, 2010 10:59 pm

Thanks pantera leo :thumbs_up: :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue May 11, 2010 8:33 am

Tilandi wrote:Need help identifying this 'not very big' owl taken @ KNP in 2006. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo :( :D :D
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Rather tricky to judge size here but IMHO it looks more like a Wood Owl

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Unread post by pantera leo » Tue May 11, 2010 9:54 am

The belly of this Owl looks too light and plane for me to be Wood-Owl.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Wed May 12, 2010 8:27 am

Nice sighting of Barred Owlet. :wink:

The Wood Owl also does not have yellow eyes :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Tilandi » Wed May 12, 2010 9:18 am

Thanks DotDan for confirming that it is indeed a Barred Owlet. :thumbs_up: Thanks for Snoobab to make us look even closer. :D
pantera leo :thumbs_up: spot on :D
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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed May 12, 2010 10:13 am

Great sighting! :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon May 09, 2011 10:06 pm

SO and I have been "disagreeing" about this one - and we want some "external help" to solve our dispute....

Pearl-spotted Owlet or African Barred Owlet? Seen close to Croc Bridge on 3 May.

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Unread post by MattAxel » Mon May 09, 2011 11:13 pm

This is an African Barred Owlet

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Unread post by pantera leo » Tue May 10, 2011 8:05 am

Hey Bushbuddies I agree with MattAxel on African Barred Owlet! :thumbs_up: Great sighting :mrgreen:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Tue May 10, 2011 8:10 pm

Thank you MattAxel and pantera leo! :thumbs_up: Then it is a new tick for us! :D
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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:52 pm

I took the following picture of this Owl close to Nwanetsi. At first I thought this to be a Pearl-spotted Owlet, but later I realized this to be an African Barred Owlet.

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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:50 pm

Saw this Barred Owlet at the same spot, two days in a row - on the tarr road between Croc Bridge
and Lower SAbie

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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread post by Leeukos » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:21 am

That is a great set of photos Yolandé. :clap:

I need to practice more, get a bigger lens, and also get back to the Kruger as soon as possible...
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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:59 pm

The Roberts sound byte did its thing once again. This little owlet reacted almost instantaneously on the playing of its call, perching a bit dumbfounded trying to figure out where the initial call came from. It is a stunning experience to get half-decent shots of a lifer. This poser sat for me near Lanner Gorge in the Pafuri consession.

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I have found that vigorous reaction is exacted from a large number of amazingly diverse species by playing the barred owlet’s call. It is the sunbirds especially that flock nearer when the owl’s call is heard, but much larger birds like the grey go-away-birds also show interest. This may be because the barred owlet is a diurnal hunter, sometimes preying on birds up to the size of African hoopoes.

It likes bathing and observations in gardens in the north eastern parts of South Africa have often been made at bird baths.
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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:28 pm

Found these two near Biyamiti 16.5.2011 :dance:

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