Southern White Faced Scops Owl
One of the most beautiful birds of prey is the Southern White faced Scops with its characteristic white face edged with black and amber jewel-like eyes. The White-faced Scops Owl occurs in savannah country from the scrub desert fringes of the Sahara to the arid south western coastal region of Africa. Its diet consists mainly of insects and arachnids, however it occasionally hunts small birds and mammals. They lay 2 to 3 eggs and are incubated for 30 days, the young are independent at 6 weeks.