Thursday, December 2, 2010

Strange 'long-whiskered owl' spotted in Peru

BBC - Earth News - Strange 'long-whiskered owl' spotted in Peru:

The bird-watchers spotted a long-whiskered owlet, a species first discovered in 1976 that has remained largely out of sight since.

The tiny species, Xenoglaux loweryi, has long bristles around its beak, and delicate feathers that extend into whiskers.
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