}); This checklist includes all bird species found in Western Cape , based on the best information available at this time. }, no highlights The female incubates for 34 to 38 days, while the male feeds her. © Denis Lepage | [4] They may also roost in trees or even on the ground amongst dense bushes. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. These can range in size from shrews and small rodents to animals the size of hares which are heavier than the birds themselves. }); $(".highlight1").css('background-color',(t == 1? Common Barn Owl: Tyto alba STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae. Common names Western Barn Owl, barn owl, ghost owl (Eng. Owls need specialized care. $( "input[name='highlight']" ).bind( "click", changeHighlight ); [3][5][6] They are found from sea level up to 2,500 meters above sea level. Usually 2 (rare 1 or 3) white eggs are laid, measuring 5.2–5.7 cm (2.0–2.2 in) x 4.3–4.8 cm (1.7–1.9 in) and weighing 62 g (2.2 oz), at 2-day intervals. Claims that this species is found in the southern Arabian Peninsula are erroneous and presumably due to confusion with Bubo africanus of the subspecies miles. Dabchick. [1][2][3][4][5], The Cape eagle-owl is primarily found in mountainous regions or hilly areas with rocks where they find areas to roost, but can also be found in adjacent woodlands, grasslands, and wooded gullies. It is dark below with the sides of the breast being blotchy brown and th… The facial disc is fulvous-brown, with a distinct black or dark brown frame that becomes broader towards the neck. The young hatch at intervals of up to 4 days. Most veterinarians don't have the necessary training to properly care for … Hunts are from prominent perches, with the owl gliding in descending flight after prey and killing them with their powerful talons or bill. MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion. Go back to Bird Links to the World highlight targets species The Cape eagle-owl is nocturnal, roosting by day among rocks, in sheltered rock ledges, or in large rock crevices and caves. By 3 to 4 weeks, the mother stops coming to the nest but still roosts with the young. Opportunistically, the Cape eagle-owl will supplement its diet with reptiles, frogs, scorpions, crabs and large insects. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. highlight species already seen, Listen to random bird songs from Xeno-Canto for this region: $("#ckoptions").submit(); The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. Broadbilled Prion. There are three subspecies: the Cape eagle-owl (B. c. capensis) (the southern half of southern Africa), Mackinder's eagle-owl (B. c. mackinderi) (southern Kenya south to the northern half of southern Africa), and the Abyssinian eagle-owl (B. c. dilloni) (s Eritrea & the Ethiopian highlands). $("#ckoptions").attr("action", "checklistpdf.jsp"); function sendForm() { [1] They are common in areas such as the Mau Plateau in Kenya, though are locally rare to absent in other parts of their range. $("#ckoptions").submit(); Whitechinned Petrel. Most birds we have photographed here on Cape Breton Island. [3], "Bubo capensis (Cape Eagle-owl, Cape Eagle Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl)", "Cape Eagle Owl (Bubo capensis) - Information, Pictures, Sounds - The Owl Pages", "Cape Eagle-Owl (Bubo capensis) » Planet of Birds", Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cape_eagle-owl&oldid=988375419, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 20:07. Overlooking the Indian Ocean on the one side and the magnificent view of the Outeniqua Mountain on the other side. Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International. Mole rats are locally often a favorite prey item and 1 to 3 mole rats can be taken each night during the breeding season. Its range is limited to the southernmost regions of southern Africa as well as parts of East Africa. [6] These owls may also wander into human settlements or even towns, often specifically to predate abundant rock doves.[4]. Both the tail and wing feathers are barred with light and dark brown. $( document ).ready( function() { window.open('mapextent.jsp?region=zawc', 'mapextent', 'menubar=yes;').focus(); [5] The nominate subspecies is the smallest-bodied. var t = $("input:radio[name='highlight']:checked").val(); Both females and young give a nasal, drawn-out chrrreeh while begging for food at the nest. The reason we do not use this as an identification marker is that you do get a scarce rufous form of Spotted Eagle-Owl, supposedly more common in arid areas, which moreover has orange eyes. Often a male and female can be found roosting together, especially just before the breeding season. $("#ckoptions").attr("action", "checklist.jsp"); It is dark below with the sides of the breast being blotchy brown and the paler chest overlaid with white, black and tawny-fulvous markings, variously. Try enabling autoplay in your browser, or click the play button below. Blacknecked Grebe. The male advertises the territory by calling, with duets being rare in this species. The female broods the chicks, feeding them with small piece of meat brought by the males. [4] The wing chord measures 34.3–41.8 cm (13.5–16.5 in) while the tail measures 15.5–26.6 cm (6.1–10.5 in). Avibase has been visited 312,026,206 times since 24 June 2003. If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. $("#mapextent").on("click", function() { function changePage(p2) { Blackbrowed Albatross. exclude rare species [2] Around 50–60% of breeding attempts are successful. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. $(".highlight2").css('background-color',(t == 2? sendForm(); This includes resident, migrant, rare and vagrant species. There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages. GEESE, AND SWANS Normally the Cape eagle-owl breeds every year, but may breed in alternate years. The young are cared for a total of 6 months and reach sexual maturity the following year. At 11–13 days old, the chicks sprout buff down from the mesoptile plumage. This is a large owl, though intermediate in size among other large Bubo owls. Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email. [7] The latter subspecies is also a more tawny-brownish colour in plumage. [3] The use of pesticides to kill rodents may ultimately affect the species. Females cluck slightly while offering food to their young. Males weigh from 905 to 1,387 g (1.995 to 3.058 lb) while the larger females range from 1,240 to 1,800 g (2.73 to 3.97 lb). Species marked as *NEW* are new species to the list or new photos have been added to a species page. var v = $("#chkversion").val(); More rarely, large stick nests made by other birds or the tops of large bushes are used. Shy Albatross. This owl is dark brown above with prominent ear-tufts and yellow or yellowish-orange eyes. The nest may be a shallow scrape on a sheltered rock ledge, in a rock crevice, in a cave or even on the ground underneath a dense bush. The Cape eagle-owl (Bubo capensis) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. When approaching a female during courtship, the male will let out a trisyllabic cu-coo-cu while bowing to his mate. With its ghostly appearance, spine-chilling shrieks and habit of roosting in abandoned builds, the Western Barn Owl has earned itself the nickname ‘ghost owl’. function changeHighlight() { birds of the western cape photo gallery. By 17 days, the female occasionally leaves the nest but still roosts near the young. } During courtship, the male bows and hoots in front of the upright, silent female. [3], The Cape eagle-owl is classified as being of least concern by the IUCN, since its range is fairly large and populations appear to be stable. The toes and tarsi are densely feathered, with the little visible skin being brown above and yellowish below the feet. The subspecies dilloni is generally richer brown in colour, less coarsely marked below and has more distinct barring on the sides and the breast than the nominate. [4] They have been rarely found roosting in cities like Johannesburg and Pretoria. '#ffffc9':'#ffffff')); corrigenda vol.1-2). The wing chordmeasures 34.3–41.8 cm (13.5–16.5 in) while the tail measures 15.5–26.6 cm (6.1–10.5 in). Pearl-spotted Owlet: Glaucidium perlatum: African Barred Owlet: Glaucidium capense: Southern White-faced Owl: Ptilopsis granti: Marsh Owl: Asio capensis: African Wood Owl: Strix woodfordii: Cape Eagle Owl: Bubo capensis: Spotted Eagle Owl: Bubo africanus: Verreaux's Eagle Owl: Bubo lacteus: Pel's Fishing Owl: Scotopelia peli