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Fossil of extinct owl discovered in Madeira

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An international team of scientists, including some from Majorca and the Canary Islands, have described a new type of fossil scops owl, the first extinct bird on the archipelago of Madeira (Portugal).Otus mauli, which was also the first nocturnal bird of prey described in the area, lived on land and became extinct as a result of humans arriving on the island.

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Wow, I think that is amazing.

Pity that man, cocked it up though....

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