Southern white-faced owl / Ptilopsis granti. Owl Sanctuary, Haverthwaite railway station, Lake District NP, England, UK, Europe.
This southern white-faced owl (Ptilopsis granti in the owl family Strigidae) is native to the southern half of Africa. Named Voo Voo, she was photographed at the Owl Sanctuary hands-on experience, at preserved 1869 Haverthwaite railway station on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, in Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe. The upperparts of Ptilopsis granti are grey with dark streaks and the scapular feathers have white spots. The underparts are whitish with dark streaks. The face is white with a black border and black around the large orange eyes. The head has two short tufts with black tips. This was on day 1 of 14 our England Coast to Coast hike with Wilderness Travel. [This image, commissioned by Wilderness Travel, is not available to any other agency providing group travel in the UK, but may otherwise be licensable from Tom Dempsey – please inquire at PhotoSeek.com.]Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download