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Pel's Fishing Owl The rare Pel's Fishing Owl hunting for fish in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Pel's fishing owl,Scotopelia peli Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Pel's Fishing Owl

The rare Pel's Fishing Owl hunting for fish in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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  1. That's one incredible piece of timing, especially at night! Posted 3 years ago

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The Pel's fishing owl is a large species of owl in the family Strigidae. The species is found in Africa and lives near rivers and lakes. It feeds nocturnally on fish and frogs snatched from the surface of lakes and rivers. The species prefers slow moving rivers with large overhanging trees to roost and forage from. It nests in hollows and the forks of large trees. Though two eggs are laid, only one chick is raised.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by DanielNelson
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Uploaded Jul 4, 2016. Captured Apr 22, 2014 19:04.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/15s
  • ISO6400
  • 167mm