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Spotted Eagle Owl Sisters 

Today we focus on three sisters of Spotted Eagle Owl.


3姉妹③
Kohaku, Nishiki, Menou(from left to right)

Spotted Eagle Owl(Bubo africanus) is a medium-sized owl about 45cm at its length, 480-850g at its weight. It is distributed in south of the equator in Africa and a part of Arabian peninsula. It lives in savannah, rocky hills and semi-desert. It preys on invertebrates, small mammals, birds and reptiles.
(cited from The Owls, Seibundo-Shinkosha Co.,Ltd.)



3姉妹

These three birds hatched out in March 2005 at Kamo Nursery, a sister garden of Kobe Kachoen. They were sent to Kakegawa Kachoen soon after their hatch and brought up there until October, then they were transported to Kobe Kachoen.


A month after they arrived at the Garden, we started training for a flight show. The training resulted in success over Nishiki and Menou, and they are star performers of the flight show now.

Oldest sister Kohaku was too shy to fly in a flight show, so we gave it up for the show. However, it is an excellent owl for handling service.

Each bird has different character even among the same species. Let me show how to distinguish each of three sisters.

Oldest sister Kohaku, in charge of handling service. It is an honest and hard-working bird.
The iris of Kohaku are the deepest yellow among sisters. Its feathers are dark brown. Its face is roundish.
こはく
こはく②


Second oldest sister Nishiki, in charge of flight show. It always tends to go on its own way, as is often the case with talented ones.
It has most handsome face, palest feathers and cutest voice among sisters.
にしき

にしき②



Youngest sister Menou, in charge of flight show. It is temperamental and selfish.
Its slightly vertically compressed face looks like a cat with its sharp eyes. It is the most restless one among sisters.
めのう
めのう②


Recently, Nishiki is on the flight show from 15:00 on, and Kohaku appears on handling service after the show.


ショー風景


You can touch the owl and take a souvenir picture next to it in handling service.

ふれあい

You can put your cheek just next to the owl as you can see in this picture, if you are not afraid of it.



めのう③

Youngest sister Menou is out of the show, because it is in long break in order to cure its damaged feet. Its return to the show is yet to be scheduled.

Anyway, these three sisters are taking rest mostly on the log in the show site in the Eastern Zone, so you can have a close look at them easily.

ATTENTION;The flight shows and handling services can be made by other owls without notice depending on their condition.

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