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African Scops owl | by sarniebill1
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African Scops owl

The African scops owl (Otus senegalensis) is a small owl endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.It is Around 17cm. They may take small birds, rodents and other small mammals but the main diet is Insects and spiders.

It is a bird of scrub and bush territory, and often uses ground nest sites for breeding. My time photographing this wonderful small owl was just excellent, it posed just perfectly and was alert at all time.

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Taken on October 9, 2012