The African Scops Owl is found over much of sub-Saharan Africa. Its preferred habitat is savanna and woodland.
The main food items of the African Scops Owl are insects and spiders.
It is a small owl that only reaches a length of around 17 cm.
This quite a common species in some of the camps at Kruger National Park. In some camps and picnic spots their daytime roosts are well-known and attract a steady stream of onlookers.