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Rare pictures of the long-whiskered owlet on Peru

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:42 am    Post subject: Rare pictures of the long-whiskered owlet on Peru Reply with quote


Here's a very interesting report of an encounter with the Long-whiskered Owlet in Peru.

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March 23, 2007A tiny bird so rare and unusual that its scientific name means "strange owl" has been spotted for the first time in the wild, scientists announced yesterday.

Conservationists working in Peru got their first natural glimpse of the long-whiskered owlet last month while working in a private mountain reserve.

The species wasn't even known to exist until 1976, and since then the only known living specimens have been those caught in nets at night.

More from... National Geographic;
still more from... Bird Life International.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. To read more detailed information about this very rare owls, you can go to: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=2285&m=0#

Peru has been a hot bed for finding new species of birds. I have run into a number of people who have found new species there.
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