New Owl Discovered On Indonesian Island

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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:50 AM
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Happy Valentine's Day, ATS!

From Discovery News:




A newly discovered owl species lives on just one Indonesian island and whistles a one-note “song” that rhymes with the name of its island. The Rinjani Scops owl is found on the island of Lombok, according to a paper published in the latest PLoS ONE. Its song sounds like “pok.” (Although sometimes it makes a “pooook” sound too.) Its scientific name is Otus jolandae, after the wife of a researcher.


Its not a new owl, per say; before, it was confused with another owl because their plumage is similar. They apparently determined the owl was different based on its vocalizations.

Here's a pic of the cutie:




I love when they discover new animals. Sometimes its easy to forget that there are new species out there, just waiting to be found.

Enjoy, ATS!




posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:56 AM
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Great another Bird I can add to my "Animals I want to eat" list

Jk smylee
Hope you are doing fine



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 06:02 AM
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Owls are probaly my favorite bird species so Im glad they found another one. My favorite is the barn owl, years ago I volunteered at our local nature center and they had a pair. Just beautiful.




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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 06:05 AM
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Awesome.

Beautiful creature.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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Thanks Smyleegrl, my daughter loves owls that pic got a smile out of her this morning!



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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So cool, something I can give a hoot about

SnF



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 09:12 AM
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I sure do love me some hooters. All shapes and sizes in fact. The discovery of new hooters gives me hope that nature will keep on keepin' on, even if we treat other species like objects instead of living things. Nature deserves more respect. So lets respect the hooters.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Very cool! I love owls. Just something about them that always captures my interest. Beautiful creatures...wish I saw more of them here in GA.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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Just adorable! Last summer at night I kept hearing a weird sound, not your typical whooo whooo sound. It was more like a weird haunting sound. It was an owl. LOL



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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Wow, really nice to see we are still discovering and not just bringing more of Earths gifts to extinction.

The bond between man and animal is a beautiful one, and hopefully one day enough people will see that their greed and hate not only destroys them, but destroys us in the process.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:19 PM
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O, Rly?



sorry had to throw that in there. Not too many owl topics.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:31 PM
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Originally posted by CitizenJack
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Owls are probaly my favorite bird species so Im glad they found another one. My favorite is the barn owl, years ago I volunteered at our local nature center and they had a pair. Just beautiful.

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If you have ever in your life seen a burrowing owl, especially one in the wild your life will be forever changed. A full sized adult is smaller than a robin, they nest on the ground in holes.

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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 09:45 PM
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As much as I love owls, I'm pretty sold on the idea that they are, in fact, bad luck.

I was at a friends new house he just purchased not long ago. We were bbq-ing outback when my girl friend noticed 3 or 4 baby owls in the trees. We all thought they were fake because they didn't move.

Well, we finally saw them move and make noises, and my friend who noticed them said, "Owls are the harbingers of death. Someone will die soon unfortunately. Probably 3 deaths in a row" We all said she was a weirdo and being creepy. Not but twenty minutes later, another friend who was at the party got a phone call saying her cousin was just swept away at the beach along with a friend. They couldn't find him. Another 5 minutes after that, she got another call saying her cousin's body had been recovered smashed up; his friend was lucky enough to survive the undertow. Then the day after a family friend died suddenly.

So that thoroughly creeped us out! I love how owls are so mysterious and cute, but now I just feel so eerie when I see one.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 10:45 PM
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its an interesting looking bird, ive found owls to be some of the most interesting birds out there so hearing about a new species is always good



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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Aww he is adorable, thank you for posting, Smylee!



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 02:45 AM
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Awwwww... how freakin cute . Im not a gusher but man those things are adorable .

Coung.... Coungh.... ( readjust to manly voice) Ya those owls are pretty bad ass.



posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 02:43 AM
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is its name MOLACH? cause thats who he looks like to me ^^ cutie my ass.


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posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 02:45 AM
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Very cool
Thanks for sharing
I can't believe we are still able to find new animals
Amazing



posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 10:43 AM
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Owls are awesome creatures but where I live they are dumb as hell. I'll probably hit one or two a year in my car... Are they smack into the side of my car.

Reminds me of the story I have. Riding down a dark swamp road in the middle of summer, windows rolled down, music turned up. An owl flys into my car by mistake from my back _





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