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New Owl Species Gives a Hoot for Science

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February 15, 2013
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Scientists and bird-lovers are celebrating the announcement of a new owl species on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The Rinjani Scops-owl was discovered in 2003 but has only now been identified as a new species, thanks to its unique voice. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.


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