Posted by: wildsidezambia | October 17, 2011

Just a Sunday alongside the Zambezi…


There was a lot of activity along the Zambezi river yesterday. We had a big herd of buffalo two days in a row, jackal, a small herd of elephant with a tiny baby, could only have just been born. A hippo grazing on our lawn and sending Cheeky, the dog, into a frenzy!

An African Wood Owl (photo: Munene Kermer)

Another visitor to the garden this weekend was this Wood Owl. They are described by Wikipedia as:

The African Wood Owl, Strix woodfordii, is a medium-sized owl with dark eyes and no ear tufts. It is 30 to 36 cm long and weighs from 240 to 350 grams. It lives in Africa from Senegambia to Sudan and south to Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Zambia and on the east coast of South Africa. It lives mainly in forest and woodland though it sometimes inhabits plantations. It eats mostly insects but will also eat reptiles, small mammals, and other birds.


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