AFRICAN SCOPS-OWL BY LEON MARAIS
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About the photo...
One of the most photographed owls in the country: African Scops-Owl, Satara Rest Camp.
Basics are Canon 5D Mk1, Ef 35 - 350 mm lens, Satara Rest Camp.
Focal length: 350mm
About the bird species...
African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis) is a slender little "eared" owl with two forms, grey or rufous-grey all over. It is endemic to South Africa.
African Scops-Owl lives in well-wooded savannahs, sometimes in mangroves and gardens.
It hunts primarily on small animals, diving from a low perch and pick up off the ground and is a nocturnal species.
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