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BRACQUENE

I have seen so many beautiful owls in different topics on safaritalk that I thought it was about time to put them in the spotlight : I  will start with a Verreaux eagle-owl  from  Mwagusi Area - Ruaha NP - Tanzania in October 2017

 

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Peter Connan

I will respond with a Spotted Eagle Owl.

This one from the Kgalagadi in December 2013

 

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it's hard to believe that we have not had a topic on owls! @BRACQUENE..thanks!

Barred Owlet in the Selinda area 2013

Scop's Owl South Luangwa 2018

 

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Peter Connan

What a lovely open Scops owl @marg! One I would love to get, as is @Bush dog's Marsh Owl

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BRACQUENE

In the Kafue we had an African barred owlet sighting according to my sons list but I don’t think I have a picture @margbut you captured it beautifully as did @Bush dogwith his Marsh  owlet which occurs in the Kafue together with the Pearl-spotted and the Barn Owl that others might have pictures off ? 

And what an intriguing closeup of the Spotted Eagle Owl @Peter Connan

Thanks for sharing them with us 😉

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Bush dog

Hwange, November 2016

Couple of white-faced owls

 

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pedro maia

A Pearl-spotted owl from Mashatu (in my 2019 BY topic):

 

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BRACQUENE

It didn't take long to have a picture of  that Pearl-Spotted one I asked for and  it is a Killer ;) @pedro maia

I love that artistic couple of expressive northern white-faced ; they seem to belong to the world of the White Walkers from the Far North Of Westeros   

thanks a lot @Bush dog

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AfricIan

You can never have enough Verreaux's Eagle Owls - this one with bullfrog its just caught - Ruaha 2009

 

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AfricIan

And a selection of Spotted Eagle Owls,

 

Firstly a chick - Kafue 2015

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An adult from SLNP 2018

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and finally this one from Franschhoek 2012 - at least I think its a Spotted Eagle Owl, perhaps one of our experts can confirm its not a Cape Eagle Owl!

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BRACQUENE

I agree @AfricIan those Verreaux’s are always great but your photo of the Barred- Owlet is simply stunning ; as for the Spotted Eagle  🦉 ‘s I read that the only reliable ID feature is the fine barring on the lower belly whilst the Cape Eagle Owl has large blotches all over its front 

extending to its lower belly and lacks the fine barring ; it means if I look at your last picture that it is a Spotted Eagle Owl but to be sure perhaps somebody could confirm this ? 

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AfricIan

Thanks @BRACQUENE, I think Spotted Eagle Owl is most likely as the orange eyes would indicate the less common morph (or an immature) of Cape Eagle Owl.  Additionally, my copy of Newman's says that the Cape EO doesn't generally enter towns whereas the Spotted commonly does.

 

Given that we saw this when we were halfway through our wine tasting tour, I was pretty please to have a) seen it and even more pleased to have b) got it in focus ;) ;)

 

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Bush dog

Pantanal, July 2006

Ferruginous pygmy owl

 

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just one more Verreaux Eagle Owl...at Mombo in 2013

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PeterHG

Beautiful owl collection!

Let me add the Pel's fishing Owl, from Drotsky's Cabins 2018.

 

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What a wonderful collection of owls.

 

Here is a Scops Owl we saw at Buffelshoek in the Manyeleti, South Africa. It was roosting in the shelter they used for the safari vehicle and we spotted it when we went out for the morning drive.IMG_1270.JPG.199228e7880ed8b1faa9cc71715bf060.JPG

 

And 2 Verreaux at Shindzela in the Timbavati South Africa. As you can see one was calling, such an amazing sound.

 

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And this is our New Zealand morepork or Ruru (Ninox novaeseelandiae). Pictured on the carpet in my lounge after we had found him injured in the paddock. We sent him to a bird rescue facility at a nearby university but sadly he couldnt be saved.

 

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Dave Williams

Some of my African Owls pictures:-

Gambia 2018

40219720881_bcab869430_b.jpgPearl-spotted Owlet. Glaucidium perlatum by Dave Williams, on Flickr

Gambia 2016

31227873565_893417ac37_b.jpgGreyish Eagle Owl   Gambia 2016 by Dave Williams, on Flickr

Gambia 2016

31227746685_24f7a0a208_c.jpgVerraux's Eagle Owl   Gambia 2016 by Dave Williams, on Flickr

Gambia 2015 ( I'm very envious of your sighting  @PeterHG)

30494286440_02e7f27a7e_c.jpgPel's Fishing Owl       The Gambia by Dave Williams, on Flickr

Namibia 2017

33396637842_02fd66baf7_b.jpgSpotted Eagle-Owl  Bubo Africanus by Dave Williams, on Flickr

South Africa 2019

49037174506_ddc0810135_b.jpgAfrican Scops Owl by Dave Williams, on Flickr

Gambia 2019

46565932015_189382c301_b.jpgAfrican Wood Owl   Strix woodfordii by Dave Williams, on Flickr

Gambia 2015

22892373672_deb3d10da5_c.jpgNorthern White-faced Owl   The Gambia 2015 by Dave Williams, on Flickr

 

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AfricIan

Great photo of the Pel's @PeterHG, I've never managed more than a fleeting glimpse :(

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PeterHG

Wonderful collection of African  @Dave Williams! Love your White-faced Owl; I've never seen one.

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PeterHG
1 hour ago, AfricIan said:

Great photo of the Pel's @PeterHG, I've never managed more than a fleeting glimpse

I was very lucky indeed! The staff at Drotsky's went to great lengths to show me one. They would have considered it a failure on their part, had I left without a sighting...;)

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BRACQUENE

I was hesitating to post this Scops Owl because I remember I took it from far distance ( it shows so  sorry for that ) and without realising that it was an Owl at all if our guide wouldn't have told me  : walking around Chicoko Camp South Luangwa Zambia 2014

 

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