Southern White-faced owl
The white-faced owl has been recently been classified into 2 species, northern and southern, differentiated by their calls and DNA.
Size: 22 - 24cm
Weight: 185 - 275g
The white-faced owl is found in the savannahs and open woodland of Central and southern Africa.
These owls mainly feed on insects and other invertebrates, but they will also eat small mammals and birds.
White-faced owls usually breed in abandoned stick nests of small hawks, but sometimes use holes in trees. They lay 2 - 3 white eggs, which are incubated for 30 days.
This species is not believed to be endangered as it has a large distribution and the population is stable in the wild.