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Northern vs Southern White-Faced Owl

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject: Northern vs Southern White-Faced Owl Reply with quote

Hi!

It's my first time posting here, and I hope someone can help me out with this.

I've been trying to differentiate Northern White-Faced Owls and Southern-White Faced Owls (Ptilopsis leucotis and Ptilopsis granti), and run into a bit of a roadblock. The few resources I have have very little information on this, and I'd appreciate any advice you might have.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't very much about this genus of owls. But, we do have pictures of them here:

Northern White-Faced Scops Owl: http://www.owlpages.com/owls.php?genus=Ptilopsis&species=leucotis

Southern White-Faced Scops Owl: http://www.owlpages.com/owls.php?genus=Ptilopsis&species=granti

It is found in a band across Africa between the Sahara and the Equator. It occurs in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.

Both of them used to be called the White-Faced Owls. But, they have been separated into two different species.

You can learn more about them here: http://www.owls.org/Species/ptilopsis/southern_white_faced_owl.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_White-faced_Owl

http://www.redbubble.com/people/senninha/art/6571077-northern-white-faced-scops-owl-ptilopsis-leucotis
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the links!
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