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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Pearl-spotted Owl

Unread post by Jen2104 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:08 pm

Hey at all,

we saw this Owl in a camp near from Skukuza.Is it a Pearl-spotted Owl?Or what kind could it be?

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Re: Pearl-spotted Owl

Unread post by Moegaai » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:32 am

Hi Jen, could you possibly post a higher res image? It's really difficult to determine what owl this is from this small pic.

If I'm not mistaken, there's a hint of ear tufts, which would exclude the Pearl-spotted Owlet, and just based on the GISS, I think I'd put my money on African Scops-Owl (overal greyish owl, light-grey face and head with slight face ring and hint of ear tufts, a bit of barring on chest and along sides of "clean" belly)...

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