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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 19:07:24

The Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus) is a small owl from the typical owl family, Strigidae. It breeds in dense coniferous forests across northern North America and Eurasia, and in mountain ranges such as the Alps and the Rockies. It is known as the Boreal Owl in North America. This smallish owl is 8.5 to 10.5 inches long and has a wingspan of 20 to 25 inches. It is brown above, with white flecking on the shoulders. Below it is whitish streaked brown. The head is large, with yellow eyes...

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2006-08-17 19:04:04

The Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) is an owl of the family Strigidae. It breeds in tropical Asia from India to Southeast Asia. It is a common resident in open habitats including farmland and human habitation. It nests in a hole in a tree or building, laying 3-5 eggs. The Spotted Owlet is small and stocky. The upper parts are gray-brown, heavily spotted with white. The under parts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is pale and the eyes are yellow. There is a white neckband. Sexes...

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2006-08-17 19:03:01

The Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a member of the owl family Strigidae that resides in the Southwestern United States. They mainly live in southern Arizona, Texas and parts of California. They migrate to Mexico in September. They are often found in evergreen oak habitat and are easily found during their breeding season. It is the smallest of owls and is about the same size as a sparrow. They are overall gray-brown with white spots on the shoulder and a white bar at the wrist. They are...

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2006-08-17 19:01:32

The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) is a small owl of the typical owl family, Strigidae. It breeds in the southern USA, Central America and South America to Bolivia and Argentina. Trinidad has a prevalent subspecies. It is commonly and easily seen in open woodlands including around human habitation. It is also endangered or threatened in the southwest United States. This bird is small and stocky. The upper parts are brown, heavily spotted with white on the crown and wing...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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