Latin name: Ptilopsis leucotis
What they look like: Their faces are characterised by two “ear” tufts with black tips and large orange eyes. Their faces are white with a black boarder, while their general plumage is grey with dark streaks and white spots.
- Most prey is swallowed whole and the indigestible bits, such as bones, feathers and fur, are regurgitated as pellets.
- Their nests may be built in old nests of other birds, in a treehole or even on the ground.
What they eat: Insects, small mammals and birds.
Habitat: Woodland savannah, scrub and bush.
Where they live: Africa, south of the Sahara.
Threats: Habitat loss.