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  1. Anyone know why there are two species of owls in Southern Africa called Owlets......they are small, but the scops Owl is smaller and not called an Owlet? Posted 5 years ago
    1. To add to the confusion, apparently the word "owlet" is not only used in the species' names, but also to indicate young age in any owl, owlet or not :) Posted 5 years ago

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The African barred owlet is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
With a length of 20 to 21 cm and a weight of 83 to 140 grams it is a small owl. It has no ear tufts. There is some sexual dimorphism in size, with the females being larger, but no differences in.. more

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Uploaded May 24, 2015. Captured Apr 9, 2014 13:50 in A33, Botswana.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm