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Look who spent the day under the veranda roof of the room where I stayed in Entebbe, Uganda. The African grass owl (Tyto capensis) is a species of owl in the Tytonidae family.
Local house in a town on Lake Victoria, Uganda
How you have it listed is correct, it's a grass owl.
So any other input? Grass Owl or Barn Owl?
I would have called it a barn owl.
Any other ideas, Kibuyu?
How cute is that! Habitat seems odd for a grass owl though - I thought they were very outdoorsy birds of highland grasslands.
Yes, blessed Ava. Definitely blessed!
thanks Wild Things for the ID confirmation...
littlechippy. Definitely looks like a masked owl, but do them have them in Uganda? I can only find reference to them in Australia.
thanks Ali, do you think it could be this one? They seem to have only 2 species of barn owls in Uganda.
thanks littlechippy, I'll look into that.
Aren't you blessed with good fortune! What a lovely house-guest!
Perhaps a masked owl? There a couple different species of masked owls, so you may want to look those up.
Spotted on Jul 10, 2014
Submitted on Sep 1, 2014