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The Congo Bay-Owl is a small owl with chestnut brown on the upper-parts, black and white spots on the crown and nape, and reddish cream underparts. The Congo Bay-Owl has a heart-shaped face with no ear-tufts, and the owl’s bill is yellowish.


Researchers believe Congo Bay-Owls require a mixture of grassland and montane forests of either bamboo or woodland, based on records of birds netted in 1951 and 1996, with the last capture taking place within a human-disturbed area, indicating these owls tolerate some human activity.


The Congo Bay-Owl of Africa, which is sometimes classified as a separate species, is even less well known. Bay owls eat insects, lizards, frogs, and small mammals and birds.


Habits and Lifestyle

The Congo Bay-Owls are little known due to their scarcity and elusiveness. Based on habits of other bay owls, researchers believe them to be completely nocturnal, spending their days hidden in the trees. At night, the birds are active, hunting small rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs, and insects. Their reproductive and nesting habits are unknown.

Rare Bay Owl Found by Chance

SINCE 1951, the only known specimen of the Congo bay owl had been a stuffed bird sitting in a Belgian museum. Now the elusive bird has made another documented appearance, this one brief and serendipitous.

Researchers set out in April on an expedition to the alpine meadows of eastern Zaire, in the 5,000-square-mile Itombwe forest, hoping to spot the owl and to survey other bird and animal populations, particularly the Grauer’s gorillas. After four weeks spent documenting two new gorilla populations and a host of other animals, they headed back to Lake Tanganyika, closing the filmy mist nets they had been using to trap birds.

Or at least they thought they had closed them, said Dr. John A. Hart, a senior conservation zoologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, based at the Bronx Zoo, which organized and largely financed the expedition. ”We had carelessly left one corner of one net open,” Dr. Hart said, ”and the bird just flew into the corner of the net that had not been completely closed.”

The Congo bay owl, or Phodilus prigoginei, a rich chestnut color with white spots, was not hurt, and the scientists photographed and measured it before releasing it. It was about a foot tall and appeared to be a female. A report is being prepared for publication in a scientific journal.

The owl was found in a ”mosaic of grassland and forests,” Dr. Hart said. ”It’s an area where high alpine meadows are juxtaposed with tongues of rain forest coming up from the valley, and one that’s extremely vulnerable.”

It is also a region, near the ethnic conflicts of Burundi and Rwanda, where different groups are coming into conflict with each other and with nature. The brief encounter with the owl does not indicate whether the meadow or forest habitat is most important for its survival, or whether it needs both, but nomadic cattle herders and farmers are also struggling to survive in the area and putting ecological pressure on the forests and grasslands, Dr. Hart said.

The Itombwe is along the Albertine rift, in the western part of the African rift system, an area where many large parcels of land have already been set aside for protection. The management of such lands is difficult for Zaire, Dr. Hart said. ”How do you protect the Itombwe?” he asked. ”What about the people living there? It is difficult to find a strategy to insure the conservation of an area of such importance for biological diversity, while improving resources for people.”

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