New owl species found in Indonesia
The Rinjani scops owl was discovered by its unique birdsong.
It was the unique call of the Rinjani scops owl that gave it away. It was heard by two members of a research team during a 2003 trip to the Indonesian island of Lombok, while they were on separate ends of the island.
"I did not expect to find a new species, and certainly not one that is this common," said George Sangster, study co-author and a researcher with the Swedish Museum of Natural History.According to Live Science, this kind of owl had escaped scientific detection for so long in part because it looks very similar to a related species.
The new species, with the scientific name Otus jolandae, is described in the journal PLOS One.
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Photo: Philippe Verbelen / The Rinjani scops owl was discovered on the Indonesian island of Lombok.
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