African Scops Owl

otus senegalensis, petit duc  africain, autillo africano, birds of prey, african scops owl, birds of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya,
Names, conservation status and distribution
otus senegalensis, petit duc  africain, autillo africano, birds of prey, african scops owl, birds of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya,
Samburu National Reserve
otus senegalensis, petit duc  africain, autillo africano, birds of prey, african scops owl, birds of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya,
Samburu National Reserve

The African scops owl (Otus senegalensis) is a small owl which is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. A small, compact, gray-brown owl with small ear tufts. It occupies moist woodland and arid savanna, provided there are trees with cavities for nesting. Its supreme wooden-stump-like camouflage keeps it well hidden during the day. At night a unique croaking frog-like “prreeeuup” call is repeated every 5–8 seconds, sometimes for long periods, and is the easiest way to track it down.

Source : ebird.org