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Barred Owl

The barred owl (Glaucidium capense) is a small owl with no ear tufts,occuring solitary or in pairs. They hunt by dropping down onto their prey from a perch and feed on insects rodents, lizards, frogs and small birds. They nest in holes in trees. They are identified as being “roundish” owls with bold, white wing spots and body spots arranged in a barred pattern. They usually roost in thick bush. The Barred Owl makes strange bubbling and whistling sounds at times.