Record details

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:   38975
Province:   other
Country:   Malawi
Locus:   1333CD
Observer:   Brown Gary; Grant Blumrick
Date of record:   2017-07-17
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   nesting under a pile of tin sheets in an old barn, was being cleared out for storage, so left as is for now, until they leave the nest
Last updated:   2017-08-23 09:28:52
Sp. code:   359
Species name:   Tyto alba
Common name:   Barn Owl -- Nonnetjie-uil
Family:   Tytonidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Grass owl
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-38975
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Cameron Meyer
Comment:   Based on nesting site, is it not more likely to be Barn Owl?
Date:   2017-07-17 14:46:37
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   2
By:   Johan van Rensburg
Comment:   The record depicts a typical barn owl nesting site. Grass owls' nests are in thick stands of grass and sedge, usually associated with marshes or vleis.
Date:   2017-08-23 09:28:52
Species name:   Tyto alba -- Barn Owl; Nonnetjie-uil
Species code:   359

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