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Owl Monkeys Don't Cheat
2014-03-19 14:44:02

University of Pennsylvania Intensive fathering plays a role True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place. Yet a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers shows that Azara's owl monkeys (Aotus azarae) are unusually faithful. The investigation of 35 offspring born to 17 owl monkey pairs turned up no evidence of cheating; the male and female...

New Owl Species Discovered In Indonesia By Its Unique Whistle
2013-02-14 07:35:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new species of owl has been discovered in Lombok, Indonesia by two researchers just a few days apart from one another in early September 2003. But it was not the plumage that gave this bird away. The unique night song of the Rinjani Scops owl (Otus jolandae) caught the attention of these two scientists, offering evidence that the island of Lombok has its first recorded endemic bird species. Nearly a decade later, the first...

Extinct Species Of Scops Owl Discovered In Madeira
2012-03-24 03:10:17

An international team of scientists, including some from Majorca and the Canary Islands, have described a new type of fossil scops owl, the first extinct bird on the archipelago of Madeira (Portugal). Otus mauli, which was also the first nocturnal bird of prey described in the area, lived on land and became extinct as a result of humans arriving on the island. Twenty years ago, the German researcher Harald Pieper discovered fossil remains of a small nocturnal bird of prey in Madeira,...


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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,...

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2006-08-17 15:58:53

The Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) is a small predatory owl that breeds in southern British Columbia and the western United States. Unlike many owls, they are migratory, leaving much of North America in the fall. This owl is small at six inches and is similar in size to the Western Screech Owl but lacks large ear tufts and has dark eyes and a different voice. Although small, the Elf Owl and Pygmy Owl are smaller. The Flammulated Owl nests in a tree cavity in mature, open ponderosa...

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2006-08-17 15:57:38

The European Scops Owl (Otus scops) also known as the Eurasian Scops Owl, is a small owl in the owl family Strigidae. This bird breeds in southern Europe eastwards to west and central Asia. It is migratory and winters in southernmost Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds in open woodland, parks and gardens and lays three to six eggs in a tree hole. The European Scops Owl is a small owl, and at 7.5 to 8.5 inches long and a wingspan of 18.5 to 21inches it is not as large as the Little...

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2006-08-17 15:55:00

The Collared Scops Owl (Otus backgammon) is a resident breeding owl of eastern Arabia through most of India, except far north, and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. This species is part of the larger grouping of typical owls known as Strigidae, which are the most common species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls known as Tytonidae. The Collared Scops Owl is commonly found in forests and other well-wooded areas. The Collared Scops Owl is a small owl, 9 to 10 inches in length, although...

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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...

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