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2009-04-24 16:50:42

Employees at The Home Depot in Harrison, Ark., say a great horned owl apparently has chosen the store as its permanent hangout. James Toon, an employee at the store's garden center, said the owl's mother laid its eggs in the garden center in January and employees could not disturb the nest due to the wildlife regulations for great horned owls, the Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times reported. Co-worker Cindy Bokun said two baby owls hatched, but one died after falling from the nest. She said the...

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2009-04-08 09:37:14

Reporting in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE April 8, Vincenzo Penteriani and Maria Delgado of the Estacion Biologica de Doñana, Spain, describe the evolution of white throat badges in association with dawn and dusk vocal signals in certain species of nocturnal bird, which maximize the potential for these species to communicate during hours when light is low. Previous research has suggested that visual communication is important only for diurnal species of bird,...


Latest Horned owl Reference Libraries

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2006-08-17 16:12:56

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. It is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl or the Great White Owl. They are normally found in the northern circumpolar regions above latitude 60 degrees north, although due to population fluctuations in its prey species, they have been known to relocate and breed at more southerly latitudes. They have been reported as far south as the American Gulf states, southern Russia, northern China and even the...

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2006-08-17 16:00:42

The Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of horned owl resident to much of Europe and Asia. It is largely nocturnal and is found in mountains and forests with cliffs and rocky areas. It usually nests on cliff ledges. The Eagle Owl is the largest species of owl with a wingspan up to 79 inches and weighing as much as 9 pounds, in comparison the Barn Owl weighs about 17.5 ounces. Their size, ear tufts and orange eyes makes the Eagle Owl a very unique species. The sexes are...

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2005-06-09 11:54:12

The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is a very large owl found in wooded or heavily shrubbed areas across North America and parts of South America. They are permanent residents, but may wander after the nesting season. Adults have large ear tufts, a reddish face, a white patch on the throat, and yellow eyes. The ear tufts are not actually ears, but just tufts of fur. The underparts are light with brown barring; the upper parts are mottled brown. The legs and feet are covered in feathers...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.