Nine raptor species, including the giant scops owl
, Mindanao lowland owl, Pinsker's hawk-eagle, Philippine serpent eagle, brahminy kite, grey-headed fishing eagle, white-bellied sea eagle and the Philippine eagle 'Sinag,' saw action during the launching on Saturday, doing the flight demonstration.
Various raptor species, including the Giant Scops Owl
, Mindanao Lowland Scops Owl
, Pinsker's Hawk Eagle, Philippine Serpent Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle and the White-bellied Sea Eagle, are joining Sinag in the flight demo, which will be held twice every Saturday, depending on weather conditions.
From the giant Siberian eagle owl to the tiny scops Owl
, you can learn about their habits and habitats and how to help in their conservation.
Basically a bird sanctuary, this 80-hectare island is where the endemic yet endangered bird called Mantanani scops owl
can be found.
Some, like the evocatively named pharaoh-eagle owl, have piercing orange eyes, while the facial feathers of the pallid scops owl
give it a rather distinguished expression.
The retinae were taken from eyeballs of four Strigidae genera: little owl (Athene noctua), tawny owl (Strix aluco), scops owl
(Otus scops) and eared owl (Asio otus).
In two cases of classified successful nest usurpation, the previous nest owners (oriental scops owl
Otus sunia and collared scops owl
Otus bakkamoena) had been seen perching among branches near their nests during the first few days since the first duck eggs were laid.
Lombok is home to the Rinjani Scops owl
, the only bird species endemic to the island.
Similarly, the paternity analysis of the 200 nestlings (108 broods) revealed only two EPY (1.5%) in Lanyu scops owl
(Otus elegans botelensis), though EPC was frequently observed in the population with high nesting density (Hsu et al.
On foraging ecology of the scops owl
(Otus scops) at the northern limit of its area.
"Now, there's no guarantee you'll find them even if you went looking everywhere for three days," he told AFP after a failed pre-dawn sortie for the giant scops owl
, a mysterious bird found only in the country's south.
A baby Cyprus scops owl
, which was found on Saturday around noon dumped in a rubbish bin in the Acropolis are of Nicosia while still in its cage, is safely at the Game and Fauna service's wildlife rehabilitation centre, volunteers said on Monday.