Southern White Faced Scops Owl
One of the most beautiful of the owls with its characteristic white face edged with black and amber jewel-like eyes. Its diet is insects and arachnids and it hunts small birds and mammals. Nests in old tree hollows or nests of other birds laying 2 to 3 eggs. After 30 days incubation the young are independent at 6 weeks.
The hoots are this owl are an attractive series of bubbling sounds.
This owl is featured on the stamps of some South African countries.
Our 3 white-faced owls sometimes sit at the front of the aviary “head bobbing” demonstrating how they are defend their territory.