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Pearl-Spotted Owlet

Glaucidium perlatum

Description:

The Pearl-spotted Owlet is small (19 cm) and stocky, with a longish tail. The upperparts are rich brown, heavily spotted with white. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is white and the eyes are yellow. There are two eyespots on the nape.

Habitat:

Pearl-spotted Owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs

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Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 21, 2014

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