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Male owls pitch their hoots to advertise body weight to competitors
...d Guy Burneleau have been studying the local scops owl
population since 1981. The authors have analyzed several hundreds of hoots recorded from 17 territorial males and demonstrated that the pitch of the vocalization reflects the body weight of the male: the heavier the male, the lower the pitch of his ...
Scientists discover odd-ball rodent
... hunters, and also identified bone fragments in an owl
pellet. Based on morphological differences in the skull and bone structure, coupled with DNA analysis, the authors estimate that the Kha-Nyou diverged from other rodents millions of years ago. "To find something so distinct in this day and age is ju...