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African Barred Owlet
Includes Ngami Owlet; Scheffler's Owlet, Chestnut Owlet
A small owl which reaches a maximum size of 22cm. No ear tufts. The females are larger, but otherwise the sexes are similar.
Southern half of Africa
Polytypic. Consists of five subspecies.
Woodland and forests, and on forest edges, more open savannah and along rivers.
It is partly diurnal.
The diet includes insects as well as small birds, mammals and reptiles.
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