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African Scops Owl

Afrikaans name: Skopsuil

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African Scops Owl

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African Scops Owl

Photo © Steven Herbert

Otus senegalensis

The African Scops Owl is found over much of sub-Saharan Africa. Its preferred habitat is savanna and woodland.

The main food items of the African Scops Owl are insects and spiders.

It is a small owl that only reaches a length of around 17 cm.

This quite a common species in some of the camps at Kruger National Park. In some camps and picnic spots their daytime roosts are well-known and attract a steady stream of onlookers.

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