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African Grass-Owl- Future in Flames?

African Grass-Owl- Future in Flames?

African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis) escaping the fire which destroyed it's nesting site. Photo by Tyrone Mckendry

African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis) escaping the fire which destroyed it’s nesting site. Photo by Tyrone Mckendry

We stood helplessly watching a pair of African Grass-Owls (Tyto capensis) fleeing from the ferocious flames as their nesting site was completely destroyed in a matter of minutes. This was the scene in Kyalami on Friday afternoon, 8 November 2013. A fire that was mysteriously started on the vacant land next door to the nesting site could have serious repercussions for the future of the Grass-Owls in Kyalami.

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