Also known as the brown boobook, the brown hawk-owl is a species of boobook (Ninox spp.) which is a resident breeder in most of tropical south Asia, ranging from the Middle East to south China. Brown Hawk-owls typically inhabit well wooded country and forests. Like most owls, brown hawk-owls are nocturnal and feed on a range of small birds, mammals, lizards, frogs and insects. N. scutulata like other members of its genus earns the common name “boobook” due to its cools which are a soft, muscial oo-uk..oook-uk.
Tagging a fledged spotted owl! There were two owlets, but we were only able to catch one. The other refused to come within grabbing distance, despite constantly baiting it with a fake mouse on a string. Owls behave a lot like cats.
The capture mechanism was a modified fishing pole with a noose. The snared owls get reeled in - interesting to witness!
Pearl-spotted Owlet, Glaucidium perlatum, Bucklands Farm, Turk Mine, Matabeleland, Zimbabwe by Jeremy Smith Via Flickr: The pearl-spotted owlet is an owl that breeds in Africa south of the Sahara. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae. Wikipedia