Woodford’s Owl

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Woodii is from Africa and she lives in the woods. With her dense bronze and red tones highlighted with heart-shaped white spots, she really does wear her heart on her sleeves.

She came to us at only three weeks old. At six months old we were still hand feeding her at home. These guys only have one owlet a year in Africa and we now know why. They are seriously high maintenance kids!

But if you choose her to adopt you will have to be ready for lots of cuddles when you come to visit.

Common Name: Woodford’s Owl

Latin Name: Ciccaba woodfordii

Conservation Status: Not globally threatened. It is endangered locally by the use of pesticides.

Wingspan: 940-104mm

Weight: 300-580g

Lifespan: 12-15 yrs (in the wild)

Diet: small birds, rodents, insects, frogs, snakes, small mammals, grasshoppers, crickets, moths, cicadas, beetles, caterpillars, frogs, reptiles and shrews.

Average Litter Size: 1 egg.

Habitat: Africa south of the Equator and parts of the Arabian Peninsular. Forest and open woodland.

The Owls Trust. Adopt Woodii, Woodford's Owl. Distribution Map.


The Owls Trust. Adopt Woodii, Woodford's Owl.