southern white faced owl

  • Owl species according to media: Great horned owls , barn owls , snowy owls
  • List of owl species:
  • Common Barn Owl
  • Ashy-faced Owl
  • Andaman Barn Owl
  • Madagascar Red Owl
  • Golden Masked Owl
  • Taliabu Masked Owl
  • Minahassa Masked Owl
  • Lesser Masked Owl
  • Seram Masked Owl
  • Manus Masked Owl
  • Sulawesi Masked Owl
  • Australian Masked Owl
  • Tasmanian Masked Owl
  • African Grass Owl
  • Eastern Grass Owl
  • Lesser Sooty Owl
  • Greater Sooty Owl
  • Itombwe Owl
  • Oriental Bay Owl
  • Sri Lanka Bay Owl
  • White-fronted Scops Owl
  • Reddish Scops Owl
  • Serendib Scops Owl
  • Cinnamon Scops Owl
  • Sokoke Scops Owl
  • Andaman Scops Owl
  • Flores Scops Owl
  • Mountain Scops Owl
  • Javan Scops Owl
  • Mindanao Scops Owl
  • Luzon Scops Owl
  • Mindoro Scops Owl
  • São Tomé Scops Owl
  • Madagascar Scops Owl
  • Torotoroka Scops Owl
  • Mayotte Scops Owl
  • Grand Comoro Scops Owl
  • Anjouan Scops Owl
  • Mohéli Scops Owl
  • Pemba Scops Owl
  • Common Scops Owl
  • Cyprus Scops Owl
  • Pallid Scops Owl
  • Arabian Scops Owl
  • Socotra Scops Owl
  • African Scops Owl
  • Oriental Scops Owl
  • Ryukyu Scops Owl
  • Moluccan Scops Owl
  • Wetar Scops Owl
  • Sula Scops Owl
  • Biak Scops Owl
  • Sulawesi Scops Owl
  • Sangihe Scops Owl
  • Mantanani Scops Owl
  • Seychelles Scops Owl
  • Nicobar Scops Owl
  • Simeulue Scops Owl
  • Enggano Scops Owl
  • Mentawai Scops Owl
  • Rajah Scops Owl
  • Sunda Scops Owl
  • Collared Scops Owl
  • Indian Scops Owl
  • Japanese Scops Owl
  • Philippine Scops Owl
  • Everett's Scops Owl
  • Negros Scops Owl
  • Palawan Scops Owl
  • Wallace's Scops Owl
  • Flammulated Owl
  • Western Screech Owl
  • Eastern Screech Owl
  • Oaxaca Screech Owl
  • Pacific Screech Owl
  • Whiskered Screech Owl
  • Bearded Screech Owl
  • Balsas Screech Owl
  • Bare-shanked Screech Owl
  • Tropical Screech Owl
  • Koepcke's Screech Owl
  • Peruvian Screech Owl
  • Tumbes Screech Owl
  • Montane Forest Screech Owl
  • Rufescent Screech Owl
  • Santa Marta Screech Owl
  • Colombian Screech Owl
  • Cinnamon Screech Owl
  • Cloud-forest Screech Owl
  • Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
  • Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
  • Black-capped Screech Owl
  • Long-tufted Screech Owl
  • Vermiculated Screech Owl
  • Chocó Screech Owl
  • Roraima Screech Owl
  • Guatemalan Screech Owl
  • Rio Napo Screech Owl
  • Puerto Rican Screech Owl
  • White-throated Screech Owl
  • Palau Owl
  • Cuban Bare-legged Owl
  • Northern White-faced Owl
  • Southern White-faced Owl
  • Giant Scops Owl
  • Snowy Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Magellanic Horned Owl
  • Eurasian Eagle Owl
  • Pharaoh Eagle Owl
  • Indian Eagle Owl
  • Cape Eagle Owl
  • Spotted Eagle Owl
  • Greyish Eagle Owl
  • Fraser's Eagle Owl
  • Usambara Eagle Owl
  • Verreaux's Eagle Owl
  • Shelley's Eagle Owl
  • Barred Eagle Owl
  • Forest Eagle Owl
  • Dusky Eagle Owl
  • Akun Eagle Owl
  • Philippine Eagle Owl
  • Blakiston's Fish Owl
  • Brown Fish Owl
  • Buffy Fish Owl
  • Tawny Fish Owl
  • Pel's Fishing Owl
  • Rufous Fishing Owl
  • Vermiculated Fishing Owl
  • Spectacled Owl
  • Short-browed Owl
  • Tawny-browed Owl
  • Band-bellied Owl
  • Spotted Wood Owl
  • Mottled Wood Owl
  • Brown Wood Owl
  • Himalayan Wood Owl
  • Eurasian Tawny Owl
  • Omani Owl
  • Hume's Tawny Owl
  • African Wood Owl
  • Mottled Owl
  • Rufous-legged Owl
  • Chaco Owl
  • Rusty-barred Owl
  • Rufous-banded Owl
  • Black-and-White Owl
  • Black-banded Owl
  • Spotted Owl
  • Fulvous Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Sichuan Wood Owl
  • Ural Owl
  • Great Grey Owl
  • Maned Owl
  • Crested Owl
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Eurasian Pygmy Owl
  • Pearl-spotted Owlet
  • Red-chested Owlet
  • Collared Owlet
  • Northern Pygmy Owl
  • Cape Pygmy Owl
  • Mountain Pygmy Owl
  • Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl
  • Guatemalan Pygmy Owl
  • Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
  • Cuban Pygmy Owl
  • Tamaulipas Pygmy Owl
  • Colima Pygmy Owl
  • Central American Pygmy Owl
  • Least Pygmy Owl
  • Pernambuco Pygmy Owl
  • Amazonian Pygmy Owl
  • Subtropical Pygmy Owl
  • Andean Pygmy Owl
  • Yungas Pygmy Owl
  • Peruvian Pygmy Owl
  • Austral Pygmy Owl
  • Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
  • Ridgway's Pygmy Owl
  • Chaco Pygmy Owl
  • Barred Jungle Owlet
  • Chestnut-backed Owlet
  • Asian Barred Owlet
  • Javan Owlet
  • Sjöstedt's Owlet
  • African Barred Owlet
  • Chesnut Owlet
  • Etchécopar's Owlet
  • Albertine Owlet
  • Long-whiskered Owlet
  • Elf Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Forest Owlet
  • Little Owl
  • Spotted Owlet
  • Boreal Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
  • Buff-fronted Owl
  • Rufous Owl
  • Powerful Owl
  • Barking Owl
  • Sumba Boobook Owl
  • Little Sumba Hawk Owl
  • Togian Hawk Owl
  • Cinnabar Hawk Owl
  • Morepork
  • Southern Boobook Owl
  • Brown Hawk Owl
  • Andaman Hawk Owl
  • Madagascar Hawk Owl
  • Philippine Hawk Owl
  • Mindoro Hawk Owl
  • Mindanao Hawk Owl
  • Romblon Hawk Owl
  • Cebu Hawk Owl
  • Camiguin Hawk Owl
  • Sulu Hawk Owl
  • Ochre-bellied Hawk Owl
  • Solomons Hawk Owl
  • Jungle Hawk Owl
  • Speckled Hawk Owl
  • New Britain Hawk Owl
  • Moluccan Hawk Owl
  • Halmahera Boobook Owl
  • Tanimbar Boobook Owl
  • Christmas Island Hawk Owl
  • Manus Hawk Owl
  • Bismarck Hawk Owl
  • Papuan Hawk Owl
  • Laughing Owl
  • Fearful Owl
  • Jamaican Owl
  • Stygian Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Abyssinian Long-eared Owl
  • Madagascar Long-eared Owl
  • Striped Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Galápagos Short-eared Owl
  • Marsh Owl
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Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis grantiby Arjan Haverkamp

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My father works in a limestone quarry, and they have this annual event where people are allowed to visit. They always host a lot of different events - from games for children to bus tours around the quarry to info booths about the conservation work they do. A pair of eagle owls nests there each year, and their quarry is also home to a lot of other rare animal species, and they do a lot to protect them. So obviously, they always have eagle owl Uwe there every year to teach people more about these animals! He’s six years old, hand-raised, and he’s been trained to be around a lot of people. They also always have at least one other bird, and this year Elvis the southern white-faced owl was accompanying him. She was so tiny and cute, and I was allowed to hold and pet both Uwe and Elvis! 

I was also allowed to talk with my father’s boss, which is apparently a rare privilige, at least according to my father. He told me about the first time he saw one of the eagle owls in the quarry and how important conservation work is for him and he was very excited to hear that I study biology!

(Did you know that eagle owls can live up to 60 years??)

One of the trip highlights, currently on the Budget Eastern South Africa Tour II, was viewing four species of owls in the Kruger National Park in one day. Good views were had of Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Pearl-spotted Owlet, a pair of Southern White-faced Owls and one Spotted Eagle-Owl on the Sunset Drive near Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

Photo - Southern White-faced Owl, photographed by Gareth Robbins

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