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Southern white faced owl

Ptilopsis leucotis

The white-faced owl has been recently been classified into 2 species, northern and southern, differentiated by their calls and DNA.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 22 - 24cm
Weight: 185 -275g

habitat

Habitat

The white-faced owl is found in the savannahs and open woodland of Central and southern Africa.

diet

Diet

These owls mainly feed on insects and other invertebrates, but they will also eat small mammals and birds.

behaviour

Breeding

White-faced owls usually breed in abandoned stick nests of small hawks, but sometimes use holes in trees. They lay 2 to 3 white eggs, which are incubated for 30 days.

threat

Conservation

This species is not believed to be endangered as it has a large distribution and the population is stable in the wild.

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