During my February Tanzania tour, I was pleasantly surprised by the large number of Verreaux’s eagle-owls we saw. I’ve seen this species a number of times in South Africa, so the most noticeable difference was how shy the owls in Ndutu were. Most of them would fly off when a vehicle got within 50 meters.
This was an exception, for reasons that became apparent as we got closer. A Black-winged kite had obviously picked the wrong tree to use as a perch. With dinner (breakfast?) in hand, the owl wasn’t going anywhere for a while.