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owl

(oul)
n.
1. Any of various often nocturnal birds of prey of the order Strigiformes, having hooked and feathered talons, a large head with a short hooked beak, large eyes set forward, and fluffy plumage that allows for almost noiseless flight.
2. Any of several breeds of domestic pigeons having a very short beak somewhat like that of an owl and often a frill of feathers on the chest.
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In the study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, scientists used GPS trackers to monitor the hunting success of red and white barn owls under different phases of the moon.
"What is particularly alarming is that this decline has occurred even at Mount Rainier, where Spotted Owl habitat has been protected for over 100 years, with virtually no fire or logging disturbance.
I caught a glimpse of one last week which, along with the barn owl, made my week!
This common owl has a scientific name Otus megalotis, and is one of many owl species endemic in the country.
Snowys are the heaviest owl species found in North America.
The project's goals are to support the expansion of a network of migrant owl banding stations; advocate the use of standardized, comparable netting protocols, and improve communication and coordination among owl migration research station in North America and beyond.
It is likely that these ancient Middle East beliefs influenced the early Greeks because the owl became the symbol of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare.
Nests of Spotted owlet were found at three sampling sites (Kalinger, Gandhian and Shah Allah Ditta), those of little owlet at Kalinger valley, while single cavity nest of the Tawny owl was located in a mountain ridge at Kalinger valley site.
Sir Quentin must have been so charmed by the African owl that he's agreed to become a patron on the Owls Trust in Llandudno, describing it as a "privilege".
Ear tufts are easily seen on this lanky owl that's about the size of a crow.