News tagged with owls

Owl monkeys don't cheat, study shows

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.

Mar 18, 2014
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Owls in trouble in a changing world

Tawny owls are threatened with long-term decline because environmental change is dampening the population cycles of their favoured prey, a new study has shown. If the situation continues, the owls will slowly ...

Mar 17, 2014
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Owls engineered for stealth and silence

Harry Potter's snowy owl Hedwig delivers mail and provides companionship for the famous wizard. A.A. Milne's wise old Owl provides Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and friends with wisdom, albeit questionably ...

Feb 03, 2014
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Feds kill 26 barred owls to help spotted owl

An experiment to see if killing invasive barred owls will help the threatened northern spotted owl reverse its decline toward extinction is underway in the forests of Northern California.

Dec 20, 2013
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Baby owls sleep like baby humans

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Lausanne have discovered that the sleeping patterns of baby birds are similar to that of baby mammals. What is more, the sleep ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Veeries very quiet when owls are about

If you hear an owl hooting at dusk, don't expect to catch the flute-like song of a Veery nearby. This North American thrush has probably also heard the hoots, and is singing much less to ensure that it does ...

Jul 30, 2013
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US advances plan to kill barred owls in Northwest

(AP)—Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch armed bird specialists into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.

Jul 24, 2013
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