Two new species of owls were discovered by Ornithologists and individuals from BirdLife International, the Oriental Bird Club, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. and Birdtour Asia as well as MSU Assistant Professor of Zoology Pam Rasmussen. It took years to confirm the discovery because they were thought to belong to a subspecie of owls. What led to their promotion to separate category?
Owls don’t learn to sing apparently, it’s genetically programmed to their DNA and it their songs are totally different, it’s a strong indication that they belong to a different grouping.
Top: Cebu Hawk-owl
Bottom: Camiguin Hawk-owl