Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti) -

'Fenton'

 

'Fenton' hatched in 2012 is one of the smaller owls standing only 7 inches tall, with the most amazing moustache though nothing on an animal has no reason. Out in the wild, they can be found in the Savannahs & Open Woodland of South Africa. Feeding on many things such as large insects,  small mammals, birds, arachnids and scorpions. However, owls are long-sighted, meaning anything up close becomes a blur which you do not need when you've just caught a scorpion, so to tackle this their filoplumes, this highly sensitive whisker-like feathers have evolved to be elongated to be able to determine where the danger zones are on a scorpion so they can safely feast on their prey

This species was once known as the African White Faced Scops Owl, this species was reclassified in the '90s to the name it has now, due to their ear-opening being a full 5mm larger than the Scops. With just over 300 different owl species, we think they just like to change their names from time to time just to keep us Falconers on our toes! At least that is easier to say & remember, than their new Latin name "Ptilopsis granti"!!

Adoption Form

What You Will Receive

 

Every bird adoption is greatly appreciated and we want you to get to know the bird. So you will receive a beautiful adoption pack

The adoption package
For 6 Months £30 
Package includes:

Adoptions Certificate & Fact sheet.

An A4 High-quality photo of your chosen bird.

To be able to handle your bird at events they are at the attendance of.

The adoption package
For 1 Year £60 
 
Package includes:

Adoptions Certificate & Fact sheet.

An A3 High-quality photo of your chosen bird.

To be able to handle your bird at events they are at the attendance of.