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african wood owl

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The African wood-owl (Strix woodfordii) is named after Colonel EJ Woodford (1761-1835), a British Army officer and one of southern Africa's first nature collector's. These owls will inhabit any densely wooded area such as evergreen forests, well-treed gardens and tall deciduous woodland.

Distribution: Caprivi areas such as Bwabwata National Park, Kwando River and Katima Mulilo regions.

Diet: Hunts from favoured low perches for mainly insects and small birds, but will also take rodents, frogs and some large snakes.

Description: Medium to large owls with rounded heads and very large eyes. Strix is Latin for 'screech-owl' referring to their rhythmic series of hoots and whistles, called for long continuous periods once they emerge after dark.

Breeding: Nest are usually natural tree holes. Females lay between 1 and 3 eggs between October and July.

Size: 35cm. Weight: 335g. Females are larger than males.

Caprivi Houseboat Safaris

Custom make yourself an idyllic trip aboard a private house boat on the Zambezi & Chobe Rivers

Chobe Princess Houseboats

Part of the Zambezi Queen collection these three smaller houseboats operate on the Chobe River offer a superb opportunity to view birds, mammals and scenery on a 2 or 3 night trip

Zambezi Queen

A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River which offers 2 or 3 night cruises on the Chobe River. An excellent way to celebrate a special occasion or just to relax in these splendid surroundings

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