[Ptilopsis granti]
  Habitat: Savannas
  Size: 38"
  Weight: 4-5 lbs
  Incubation Period: 30 days
  Number of Young: 2-3
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

 

- Formerly known as the White-faced Scops-Owl.
- Owls have highly sensitive hearing and the ears are asymmetrical allowing owls to localize a sound.
- Is nocturnal and spends much of the day roosting.
- They have massive eyes relative to their body size.
- Contrary to popular belief, owls cannot see well in extreme dark and are able to see fine in the day.

Southern White-Faced Owl Coloring Sheet

  [Bubo bubo]
  Habitat: northern coniferous forests, taiga,
  rocky coast lines, steppe and grasslands
  Wingspan: 63–74"
  Weight: 3.3-9.3 lb
  Average Lifespan: 15-20 years
  Incubation Period: 31-36 days
  Number of Young: 1-4
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  

 

 

  - Active mainly from dusk to dawn.
  - Flight is noiseless.
  - Rocky landscapes or cliffs are favored nesting sites.
  - The male’s call is a deep,"oohu-oohu-oohu", and the female's is slightly higher than the male's.
  - When threatened, they may bark and growl.
  - It is sometimes referred to as the world's largest owl.
  - Fledged young are cared for by both parents for around 20–24 weeks.

Eurasian Eagle Owl Coloring Sheet

  [Sarcoramphus papa]
  Habitat: Tropical forests, savannas, and grasslands
  Length: 28-32"
  Wingspan: 71-78"
  Average Lifespan: 30 years (in captivity)
  Incubation Period: 53-58 days
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  map King Vulture

 

  - Third largest of the New World vultures behind the Andean and California Condors
  - Nest high in the canopy of the forest
  - Soar high in the air looking for food, which is primarily carrion
  - Follow other vultures to find prey because they have little to no sense of smell
  - Able to tear through tough animal hide with their powerful beak

 

 King Vulture Coloring Sheet

[Gyps coprotheres]
Habitat: Cliffs
Height: 39"
Weight: 21 lbs
Wingspan: 8'
Average Lifespan: 25 years
Incubation Period: 57 days
Number of Young: 1
Conservation Status: Endangered

 

- Also known as the Cape Griffon.
- They are on average the largest raptor in Africa.
- The Cape Vulture's diet consists of carrion (dead carcasses).
- Are hygienic birds and large groups often gather around water holes to bathe, preen, and drink.
- Have weak feet better suited for walking than picking up prey.
- African mythology holds that the vulture has clairvoyant properties which explains their ability to find carcasses almost immediately after their death.


Cape Vulture Coloring Sheet

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