January 26, 2016
This African Scops Owl (Otus Senegalensis) is frequently seen and heard while in camp. It is found very widely in Mopane woodland which forms a great part of the habitat in which Senalala sits. The “prrrrp” every five seconds when these cute creatures call is a constant reminder of nature’s beauty and that we are so fortunate to experience it while sipping a drink overlooking the riverbed or just exploring the camp. They are widely distributed in the Lowveld and you can hear them calling most often in spring (at onset of breeding) and peculiarly in autumn.