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Pearl-spotted owlet rescued - the story of 5H63061

Avatar of inke inke - 21. August 2018 - Environment

The pearl-spotted owlet is nocturnal but often also active by daylight. The name is due to the many pearl-like white spots on the brown plumage. There is no difference in colour between males and females.

Dirk Heinrich

In the middle of May a Windhoek resident called to tell me that her father-in-law had brought an injured pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) with a ringed leg to her house. He had picked it up from a busy road in Klein Windhoek earlier that morning. She asked if I wanted to care for the owlet. When I brought the small bird home I noticed that I had actually ringed it myself. Owlet number 5H63061 had probably been hit by a vehicle. 

Did the owlet survive its injuries? Please read the whole story at Namibia Outdoor.

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