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2005-09-15 22:37:04

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A U.S. peace activist has been expelled from Australia over security concerns and handed an A$11,700 ($8,982) bill to cover his detention and deportation costs.

2005-06-16 07:04:18

Federal scientists are planning to shoot a small number of barred owls they say are crowding out the threatened spotted owl in northern California - an experiment that could lead to killing thousands of the larger owls on the West Coast.

Latest Asio Reference Libraries

2006-08-17 19:08:55

The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) is a member of the typical owl family, Strigidae. It breeds in Europe, Asia and North America. The breeding season lasts from February to July. It is partially migratory, moving south in the winter from the northern parts of its range. Its habitat is forest close to open country. The Long-eared Owl is a medium sized owl, 12 to 14.5 inches in length with a 34 to 38.5 inch wingspan. It carries its blackish tufts, which are positioned in the center of the head,...

2006-08-17 16:30:44

The Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) is a medium-large nocturnal owl. They have an extended distribution area in Europe and Asia, from Sakhalin, Japan and Korea in the east to Scandinavia in the west. There are up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia. The northern populations of the Ural Owl occupy similar habitat to the Great Grey Owl, nesting in lowland forests but avoiding dense areas, especially those of purely conifers. In central Europe it is an upland species, preferring...

2005-06-09 14:29:42

The Eastern Screech Owl (Otus asio) is a small owl which has either rusty or dark grey intricately patterned plumage with streaking on the underparts. Small and stocky, short-tailed and broad-winged, they have a large round head with ear tufts, yellow eyes and a yellowish bill. Rusty birds are more common in the southern parts of the range; pairings of the two color variants do occur. A pale grey variation also exists in western Canada and the north-central United States. Their breeding...

2005-06-02 08:38:27

The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is a species of owl that breeds in Europe, Asia, North and South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Galapagos. This bird is partially migratory, moving south in winter from the northern parts of its range. It will also wander nomadically in poor vole years in search of better food supplies. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls ( Strigidae) which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls...

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Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.