We Spots a Spotted Owl
When people think of Africa, people think of all the big animals, but rarely do they think of owls! Well, Africa is home to many species of owls. We went looking for the Spotted Eagle and we found one! Come learn more about them with us!
Spotted Eagle-Owl Fun Facts:
- Spotted eagle-owls have a 3 foot wing span!
- They have large ear tufts and bright yellow eyes.
- Like many owls they are nocturnal.
- These carnivores eat mammals, birds and amphibians. They are also known to eat carrion.
- Spotted eagle-owls are known to bond for life.
- They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.
Seeing an owl in the wild is always a treat! These owls have a fun musical call. We could listen to them all night.
I definitely had no idea that owls lived in South Africa. I just always imagine them in a pine forest and I don’t imagine pine forests in South Africa. Very interesting