Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Southern white faced Scops Owl

I discovered that I was out of silicone so I ordered some today.

Goal for the week 18.5 hrs
make clay
make the floor tiles for the figure

The Southern white faced Scops Owl (Ptilopsis granti) comes from southern Africa. They will occasionally drive raptors out of their nests and take them over as their own. When nesting they will work cooperatively as a pair for the first two weeks the chicks are fed only by the male as the female incubates. After the first two weeks they will alternate hunting. They have also been known to fly long distances to find grass fires and then take advantage of the fact that the fire will drive small mammals into the open.

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