Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli (403)
Experiences with species

I first saw this Owl when on Honeymoon in the Okavango. On arriving, the camp manager asked me - "I suppose you want to see a Pel's!?" Of course! That afternoon we went on a boat cruise, and the guide very quickly picked one out, roosting in a tree next to the river. We saw four more while staying there, one roosting within 50 metres of a Verreaux's Eagle Owl! These photos were taken during a walk in Mkuze, we saw both the male and female Owls.

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Ranges: Resident Breeding Non-breeding Migratory Uncertain

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