Species: Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)
Location: Southern African Wildlife College, Mpumalanga, South Africa
A pearl-spotted owlet begins getting active as sunset approaches.
The pearl-spotted owlet is one of Africa's smallest owls and is also a lot more diurnal than most other owls, often beginning to hunt well before sunset. Its distinctive whistling call is a pleasant sound to hear when out in the bush.