The African Barred Owlet
July 13, 2023
The African barred owlet is a small, but beautiful owl found in much of Africa. It is a member of the pygmy owl family, and is closely related to the pearl-spotted owlet. The African barred owlet is about 20 centimeters long, and has a wingspan of about 30 centimeters. It is brown and buff in color, with fine barring on the upperparts and a white belly. The owlet has a yellow face with a white eyebrow, and its eyes are yellow.
The African barred owlet is found in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, and thickets. It is an active bird, and is often seen during the day. The owlet’s diet consists of small mammals, birds, and insects. It hunts by sitting on a perch and watching for prey, and then swooping down to catch it.
The African barred owlet is a vocal bird, and its call is a series of yelps and hoots. The owlet’s call is often used to communicate with other owlets, and to attract mates.
The African barred owlet is a common bird, and is not considered to be threatened. However, its population is declining in some areas due to habitat loss and fragmentation.