|Monday, 20 August 2012 08:14|
Eight of the new species were previously considered sub-species while two are totally new, said Lisa Paguntalan, field director of Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Program. MANILA: Scientists and birdwatchers have discovered 10 new owl species in the Philippines, using advanced recording equipment that can distinguish between their hoots, a conservation official said Sunday.
"There is no significant variation in their forms. It was the sound difference of their calls that was very significant in distinguishing between species," she told AFP.