New owl species discovered on Indonesian island

02/14/2013 | Our Amazing Planet

A new owl species with its unique birdsong was discovered on the Indonesian island of Lombok, according to findings published in the journal PLoS ONE. Known to locals as "burung pok," the Rinjani scops owl eluded discovery despite extensive research on the island because of its similarities to the Moluccan scops owl. "It is a wake-up call for ornithologists: There is still much to learn, and new species can reveal themselves even if you are not looking for them, and in places where no one expected to find something new," said the study's co-author George Sangster.

View Full Article in:

Our Amazing Planet

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND CULTURE
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Boulder, CO
DIRECTOR OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Boulder, CO
Teacher
Saudi Aramco
Dhahran
Principal – North Dayton School of Discovery
National Heritage Academies
Dayton, OH