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Huge Salmon-Eating Owl Helped by Huge Trees
2013-08-15 12:22:05

Wildlife Conservation Society A study spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Minnesota has shown that the world's largest owl -- and one of the rarest -- is also a key indicator of the health of some of the last great primary forests of Russia's Far East. The study found that Blakiston's fish owl relies on old-growth forests along streams for both breeding and to support healthy populations of their favorite prey: salmon. The large trees provide breeding...

Two New Owl Species Confirmed In Philippines
2012-08-17 14:39:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After years of study in a remote section of the Philippines, researchers can now confirm a victory for biodiversity, the discovery of two new owl species. According to the current issue of Forktail, the yearly Journal of Asian Ornithology, the dual discovery was a huge payoff for the team of researchers that included Pam Rasmussen, a Michigan State University professor of zoology. “More than 15 years ago, we realized that new...


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2006-08-17 16:37:02

The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) is a medium sized owl. The term "hawk" refers to its falcon-like wing shape and long tail. It is the only species in the genus Surnia. It is found in the boreal forests of North America and Eurasia, usually on the edges of more open woodland. It is non-migratory, but occasionally will fly south of its breeding range. This bird is 14 to 17 inches long with a 27 to 32.5 inch wingspan. It has a rounded head with yellow eyes, dark brown upper parts and...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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