White-faced Scops Owl
With their bright orange eyes set in white faces, white-faced scops owls, also called northern white-faced owls, have an entrancing gaze. They roost in trees during the day, and hunt by night. With their long, trilling call—a fluty “ploo pluuu”—white-faced scops owls sound a bit like American screech owls. But the scops owls are native to Africa, living between the fringes of the savannah and the Equator.