September 2015. Genus: Glaucidium. The name comes from the pearl-like white spots above the shoulders of this owl. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International. "feu-feu-feu-fue-feu". The nape has two large sooty-brown dusky edges, forming a prominent white row across the shoulder. Spotted Owls give up to 13 different hooting, barking, and whistling calls, although only a few are common. This species often hunts by day, and can be readily located by the small birds that mob it while it is perched in a tree. Areas with long grass are avoided. small mammals, birds, reptiles and snails. Upperparts are chestnut-brown, somewhat paler on the mantle and back, finely spotted whitish on the forehead and crown. After some days, they are lead away by sing from exposed perches, often from the tops of bushes or trees. The name comes from the pearl-like white spots above the shoulders of this owl. Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) bird sounds free download on dibird.com. The sides of the upper Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire naturelle appliquée Aux Arts, 7, p. 26. Habits: The Pearl-spotted Owlet is active mainly at dusk and dawn, but also during daytime and occasionally on moonlit nights. Nature collapse imminent without investment, 'Wildlife Conservation 20' warns G20, From student representative to Kazakhstan conservation CEO, Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon, Pearlspotted Owl, Pearl spotted Owlet, Perl-spotted owlet, Pearl-spotted Owl, Pearlspotted Owlet, e Sudan and Ethiopia to South Africa, Namibia and Angola, Chevêchette perlée, Perl-Sperlingskauz, Perlkauz, Perlzwergkauz, Жемчужный воробьиный сыч, жемчужный сычик, Сыч африканский домовой, Африканский Домовой Сыч, Жемчужный воробьиный сыч, Kuvik perlovaný, kuvicok perlovaný, kuvičok perlovaný. Page by Deane Lewis. The male sings from the entrance of the cavity before breeding then calls from within it, making a series of wailing notes. After a short pause, there may be several explosive notes with a downwards inflection - "peeooh peeooh". The Pearl-spotted Owlet is a very small owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. over distance, with rapid wingbeats alternating with gliding, and swoops up to perch. The pearl-spotted owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. Pearl-spotted Owlet ~ Glaucidium perlatum Introduction. Pearl-spotted Owlet bird photo call and song/ Glaucidium perlatum (Strix perlata) The scapulars have whitish outer webs and narrow See also: Other owls from Africa, The male sings from the entrance of the cavity before breeding then calls from within it, making a series of wailing notes. The toes are brownish-yellow and sparsely bristled. Photos: Hendrik/Corrie Coetzee, Gary Faulkner's wildlife photography, Pixi2011, jaytee27, ik_kil, Nick Dean1 Flickr.com. Distribution: Occurs south of the Sahara in Africa from southern Mauritania across to Ethiopia and south to northern South Africa. The mantle has white spots, bordered with blackish. Weight 61-147g. The hoots have a deep, pure tone, with females' voices higher than males. Breeding in Africa: widespread; can be seen in 39 countries. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs. The female gives a similar, slightly higher-pitched song. Claws are horn with darker tips. Hunting & Food: This owl feeds mainly on Arthropods such as grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, spiders, and millipedes. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs. The incubation period is 29 days. The pearl-spotted owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. They are fed by both parents by night and day, and leave the nest when they are 31 days old. breast and flanks are mottled brown and, together with the breast and belly, streaked dusky-brown. Incubation starts before the last egg is laid, and is carried out by the female alone, while the male brings her food inside the nest hole. Courtship may be observed for 3-4 weeks before laying. Habitat: Open savanna with short grass or a small amount of ground cover, scattered trees and thorny shrubs. Wing length 100-118mm. Handbook of the Birds of the World: Barn Owls to Hummingbirds, Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition), Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide (Second Edition). - Borakalalo, South Africa. Tarsi are feathered off-white with brown spots. Tail length 64-82mm. Absent only from deserts and rainforests. Eyes are pale yellow. Absent from dense tropical rainforest and montane forest, as well as deserts. Only one brood of 2-4 white eggs is laid per year. Females are generally larger and heavier than males. Prefers to semi-open riverine forest with adjacent savanna. spots that are diffusely bordered whitish (false eyes). The cere is brown and the bill yellowish-horn. be only 200-500m away. Description: The indistinct facial disc is pale greyish-brown with some diffuse concentric lines. Eggs average 31 x 25.8mm and are laid directly on the bottom of the nest hole at two day intervals. the parents and become independent a few weeks later, and reach sexual maturity in less than one year. Flight feathers are barred light and dark, and the tail feathers are brown, with about six rows The owl's signal call—used by adult males and females to mark and defend territory, and by males delivering food to females—is a series of four hooted notes, with the middle two closest together. The male Breeding: Pairs claim territory by dueting, and normally defend only the immediate surroundings of the nest site, so neighbouring nests may 1817. 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