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Owlet: African Barred Owlet

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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread postby Mant » Thu May 17, 2012 9:34 pm

Hi,

We saw this one in Talamati Camp at the end of March right near our chalet.

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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread postby Roan » Wed May 23, 2012 10:28 pm

:pray: One day I'll hopefully be able to tick this little one off. :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:57 am

Originally I'd thought that this was a pearlspotted owlet, but now, looking more closely at my photos, I'm thinking that it may rather be an African barred owlet? Seen in a tree overlooking my tent at Limpopo Forest tented canp, Mapungubwe, on 15 April, 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Dabchick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:16 am

That is indeed an African barred owlet! :thumbs_up:

Nice sighting :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:25 pm

Thanks, Dadchick! It was indeed very special to see the little owl right at my tent 8)
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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:49 am

Saw this beaut between Croc Bridge and Lower Sabie over the long weekend.
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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:06 am

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Re: Owlet: African Barred Owlet

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:28 am

Stunning shot!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:19 am

This one has me totally puzzled :wall: and I know the pix are very poor quality, but I only got the one image as the bird flew off. My guess would have been greyheaded parrot, but it has streaky underparts :hmz: So I have NO idea. (Perhaps it's not a parrot at all, but possibly an owl???) Seen at 07h17 from my tent in Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, Mapungubwe, on 29 October 2014.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jaytea » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:36 am

I think its an owl - leaning towards barred. but wait for the experts!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:13 am

I would say Owl too :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Snoobab » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:20 pm

No enough clarity to make any confirmed call, but don't rule out juvenile Shikra or Little Sparrowhawk. Looks to big for Barred Owl.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:31 pm

jaytea wrote:I think its an owl - leaning towards barred. but wait for the experts!

I will look out for your TR!! Love Mapungubwe!!


Those blotches on the underparts are pretty conclusive evidence for barred owl.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:22 am

Thanks for confirming, Johan :gflower: I think that it may be only the 2nd (or 3rd) one that I've ever seen, but at the time, I was somehow convinced that it was a parrot :doh:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby NetEk » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:03 pm

Snoobab wrote:. Looks to big for Barred Owl.



Don't underestimate the barred on Map (or as we call them Piet) I have also noticed they are really BIG.
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