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Barn owl nestlings identify siblings by individual calls

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 17:01

Barn owl nestlings have remarkably individual calls, which helps them recognize their siblings, research has revealed.

Soon, `quiet` aircraft inspired by owls` near noiseless wings

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:21

Researchers have claimed to have found how exactly owls achieve the acoustic stealth to effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings.

Mystery of owl`s rotating head unravelled

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:15

Medical illustrators and neurological imaging experts have figured out how night-hunting owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the delicate blood vessels in their necks and heads.

`Owl wings hold clue to quieter aircraft`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 19:50

The ability of owls to fly silently in search of prey could lead to development of quieter passenger aircraft, Cambridge researchers say.

Wildlife group wants curbs on owl trade

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 18:52

On Diwali, to be celebrated Nov 13 this year, owls are sacrificed and their body parts used in ceremonial `pujas` (prayers) and rituals by black magic practitioners or `tantriks`.

Two new owl species discovered

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 14:50

Scientists have discovered two new species of owls in the Philippines, after a study of their songs.

Harry Potter owl owners in legal soup

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 15:39

The couple who supplied owls for a Harry Potter flick have landed in trouble.

Meet the owl that`s scared of heights!

Last Updated: Thursday, April 08, 2010, 19:16

A tawny owl named Troy flies no higher than 6feet off the ground - because it is scared of heights.

Biologists killing barred owl to help spotted on experimental basis

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 09:31

Federal biologists are designing an experiment to see if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth forests of the Northwest would help the spotted owl, which is protected.