african barred owlet
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: African barred owlets (Glaucidium capense) can be observed in a habitat of tall, open woodland along flooplains, hill slopes and watercourses. They are mainly active during the night, but at times can be seen during the day.
Diet: Insects such as grasshoppers, scorpions, millipedes, crickets and caterpillars. Takes small vertebrates including dormice and birds the size of the African hoopoe and black-headed oriole.
Description: Often confused with the smaller headed pearl-spotted owlet.
Breeding: The African Females usually lay 3 eggs in a natural tree cavity lined with leaves and feathers. Incubation periods are about 30 days and nestlings are fed food such as caterpillars.
Size: 20cm. Weight: 115g.
3 Days - Visits Sesriem & Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert
4 Days - Game viewing in Etosha National Park
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Lüderitz, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits Namibia, Vic Falls & Botswana