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

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.

Barred Owls To Be Killed In The Pacific Northwest
2013-07-24 09:09:48

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday their plan to remove 3,600 barred owls. The experimental plan will be carried out to protect northern spotted owl populations in the Pacific Northwest.

Government Hatching Plan To Save One Owl, Kill Another
2012-03-01 12:50:59

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is constructing a plan to try and save the endangered northern spotted owl, by conserving habitat and killing its rival.

2008-10-27 09:00:36

Logicube(R) Inc., the industry's leader in hard drive duplication technology, has announced the appointment of Gabi Abraham as Chief Technologist. Mr. Abraham most recently held the position of System Architect at Strix Systems Inc.

Latest Strix Reference Libraries

2006-08-17 16:33:10

The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl. They breed in North America from Lake Superior to the Pacific coast and Alaska, and from Scandinavia across northern Asia. They are permanent residents, but may move south and southeast when food is scarce. A small population, estimated at less than 100 birds, occurs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Their breeding habitat is dense coniferous forest near open areas, such as meadows or bogs. The Great Grey...

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...

2006-08-17 16:28:05

The Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a large owl. Its breeding habitat is dense woods across Canada, the eastern United States and south to Central America. It is known also as eight hooter, rain owl, wood owl and striped owl, but is best known as the hoot owl. It nests in a tree cavity, sometimes holes that have been used by a crow or squirrel. The adult is 17.5 inches long with a 44 inch wingspan. It has a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, a yellow bill and dark eyes. The under parts...

2006-08-17 16:25:07

The Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) is a member of the typical owl family, Strigidae. It is a resident species to much of Europe and southern Russia. It is usually found in deciduous and mixed forests and usually nests in holes in trees. Smaller woodland owls cannot usually co-exist with the stronger Tawny, and are found in different habitats. This is a medium-sized earless owl, 14.5 to 17 inches in length with a 32 to 38 inch wingspan. It is stocky with a large rounded head and rounded wings. It...

2005-06-02 11:29:34

The Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of owl resident to forests in western North America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 13 and 66 yards (12 to 60 meters) high, and usually contain two eggs (though some will contain as many as four). It is a strictly nocturnal owl, which feeds on small mammals and birds. This owl has a total length of 17 inches (43 centimeters) and a weight of approximately 21 ounces (600 grams)....

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