South African Owls, a Guide to the Owl Species Found in South Africa

*This article may contain affiliate links. We receive a small percentage of sales made through them at no extra cost to the reader. For more information see our privacy page. Owls of South Africa Few African birds of prey hold the same mystical appeal as owls. There are 12 owl species in Southern Africa ranging from the largest owl in Africa (the Verreaux’s Eagle Owl) to some very tiny cute owls (like the African Scops and the Pearl-Spotted Owlet.) Owl silhouette Of all the owl breeds in the world, I find that South African owls are some of the easiest to see. During our travels we’ve managed to see 7 of the 12 kinds of owls found in Southern Africa, most of them in daylight! For the species we haven’t managed to photograph, I’ve inserted a youtube video of the species. Hopefully we will fill in some more photos […]

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