Other common names include "Otus Whitehead", "Whitehead scops owl" and "Luzon lowland scops owl". [5], They construct their nests in tree cavities but also among the roots of dead trees on the ground.[5]. Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) - Range:National Bird of the Philippines. They are ferocious feeders and specialize in tearing flesh. This group of approximately 7,000 islands is prone to speciation and is a great location to study phylogeopgraphy. The Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis) is a common owl, endemic to the Philippines, belonging to the family of the typical owls Strigidae. For the best birding experience anywhere in the Philippines. I too was VERY skeptical! A rare breed of owl from the Philippines. The Philippine archipelago has an astounding record of 700 species, comprised of resident and migratory birds, of which more than 200 species are endemic. Why do people feel they need to improve upon nature? Their ear tuffs also follow a similar pattern. The most popular color? Their song corresponds to "oik oik oik ook" with long and powerful notes that are clearly distinguished from one another. I know what you mean, Keith. Is this really a blue owl? nigrorum. A friend shared this photo of a gorgeous little blue owl. Terence Flannery left the US in search of a different kind of life. I’m glad you enjoyed the article, Feriangele! Wouldn’t you agree? By their songs. Scientists estimate there are 17-20 species of owls in the Philippines. Philippine Scops Owl Otus megalotis Again heard only on 27th , Bohol and Mindanao on 4th. Sexual maturity is reached around the age of 2 but their lifespan is unknown. The last "ook" is lower than the previous three notes. Despite the high degree of endemism, very few Filipinos are aware of the country's avifaunal diversity. Not in there, Having been to the Philippines 6 times, I had neither seen nor heard of it. [3], These carnivorous owls prey upon animals such as insects and small mammals. [2] There are three subspecies of Philippine scops owl which show three variations in morphology. Learn how your comment data is processed. [4] Philippine scops owls are relatively small, sedentary birds who are naturally found in the forest understory. The newly discovered owl species may give clues on how early birds colonized the country. They do it to everything! From what is known, there is no difference between the call and the songs of females, males and juveniles. It is endemic to the Philippines, where found in lowland forests on the islands of Catanduanes, Samar, Bohol, Mindanao, Luzon, Leyte and possibly Sibuyan. (Top left: Cebu Hawk owl. [2] One juvenile with two adults have been witnessed multiple times which supports the theory that they are monogamous birds who display parental care from both the father and the mother. The smallest morph, Otus megalotis nigrorum, has a reddish brown color, no scapular line, and no feathers on its upper feet. The medium-sized morph, Otus megalotis everetti, also lacks a scapular line and feathers on its upper feet but it has a more greyish brown color. Key features that distinguish owls of this family from their closest relatives (Tytonidae family) are their large eyes and the fact that their facial disk is circular and not heart-shaped. Their call sounds completely different with a series of three to six escalating notes that are loud and abrupt. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In the Philippines, 22 rare birds are now endangered. [3] These owl species are not known to migrate and therefore have a limited distribution. It is known locally as the kuwago or bukaw . You guessed it: brown. The Sulu Hawk-Owl is endemic to the Sulu Archipelago, a group of islands located in the south western Philippines very close to the island of Borneo. Street signs say "Magnolia" and "Quarrel Canyon" The Snow Owls may have a connection to royalty of some sort. Everett's scops owl (Otus megalotis everetti) and Negros scops owls (Otus megalotis nigrorum) were formerly considered conspecific but are now classified as subspecies of Otus megalotis. [3], Distinguishing features of these birds include their large upright ears from which they get their name megalotis which stands for "large ears" in Ancient Greek. [3], Philippine scops owls are nocturnal species and vocalize more actively at night. Their raptorial claws, curved bill and excellent hearing and sighting skill make them powerful predators.They have been observed to kill their victim by crushing its head, then breaking every other bone of the body to finally swallow the animal whole. [3] The Strigidae family is the largest of the two families of owls and shows a great diversity, with species ranging from 40g to 40kg. The teal owl seemingly appeared out of the ether on social media sites in August 2015: a version was published to the site ImgFave, while another circulated on Pinterest. A distinguishing feature between this genus and other genera of the Striginae subfamily is vocalization. [6], Rainforests, mature secondary woodland forests and forest edges are typical habitats in which Philippine scops owls can be found. It could be found in the rainforests of four major Philippine islands - Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. The Philippine islands are a lush collection of tropical forests and islands that are abundant in exotic fruit and rice fields. [6] The owlets however, present some contrast as they have fluffy rufous feathers. So I checked with Google, came up with your site…..problem solved. The other two species, Otus mantananensis and Otus elegans are not endemic to the Philippines. Two new species of owls have been discovered in the Philippines, and an MSU researcher played a key role in confirming their existence. [6], There are no significant difference in morphology between male and female Philippine scops owls although female scops owls tend to be larger in general. How Not To Die Chapter Summaries, The Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis, formerly known as Otus whiteheadi) is a common owl that is endemic to the Philippines, where they are usually found in forests or along forest edges.It is one of sixteen owl species found in the Philippines.. Locally known as the “kuwago” or “bukao”, it is found in forest edges near streams on the islands of Bohol, Catanduanes, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, and Samar. O. m. everetti species exist in the eastern and southern islands including Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Mindanao and Basilan. The Philippine eagle-owl ( Bubo philippensis) is a vulnerable species of owl belonging to the family Strigidae. [3] Researchers caught a Philippine scops owl in a net set up at 2m above ground during their study, which confirms that they are mostly understory arboreal species. ), Next, meet the formerly “extinct” Cebu Hawk-owl (Ninox ramseyi) once more alive and well. Amazingly, owls don’t learn songs, they come pre-recorded  (if you will) in their DNA. We NEVER spam our valued readers! Paguntalan, L. M. J., Gonzales, J. C. T., Gadiana, M. J. C., Dans, A. T. L., Pedregosa, M. D., Cariño, A., & Dolino, C. N. (2002). Titas of Davao Part 1 – written and created by XUBI Hernandez; Titas of Davao by XUBI Hernandez: Episode 2: SOFIA and LAURA; Titas of Davao by XUBI Hernandez: Episode 3: Yayas Revelations (Can you believe how often this happens?! So, I checked in my bird book….A guide to the BIRDS OF THE PHILIPPINES. Birds of the Philippines Photos and videos of wild birds found in the Philippines. Module mistakes to cost DepEd secretary graft charges MAPANDAN, Pangasinan: Owls and ostriches are birds, but the Department of Education (DepEd) evidently thinks that they are one and the same feathered animal on Planet Earth. The Harry Potter films didn’t do the world of aviculture (the practice keeping and breeding birds as domestic pets) any favors when Hedwig the snowy owl appeared as Harry Potter’s pet, beginning in franchise's first film in 2001. Most popular exotic pets in the Philippines Animals are called exotic when they don’t naturally exist in a country. http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2012/two-new-owls-discovered-in-the-philippines/, http://news.mongabay.com/2012/08/new-owl-species-discovered-in-the-philippines/. Please also stop by our Facebook page, CryptoVille, where we share all manner of strange, beautiful, and sometimes silly things related to all things cryptid! Once they reach the sub-adult age, they are black and greyish-white until they finally reach adulthood and turn brownish. The expansion and contraction of biomes during the last glaciation period as well as the profound topography in that area lead to isolation of individuals which eventually caused speciation. Philippine Eagle Owl (Bubo philippensis) - Range: Near lakes in lowland jungles in the Philippines islands of Catanduanes, Samar, Mindanao, Luzon and Leyte Philippine Eagle-Owl With a total length of 40–50 cm and a wing-length of about 35 cm, it is the largest owl in the Philippines, but among the smallest members of the genus Bubo. OWL’s Philippines reflection. We travel all over the Philippines to document and take pictures of birds. These owls have blue-gray eyes. Come and join us birdwatching and get the chance to see the Great Philippine Eagle and many other endemic wild … See below: This owl wasn’t the only one to be painted blue by some dope. It was formed around 30-35 million years ago and lead to the evolution of different subspecies of Otus megalotis. [2] Everett's scops owl (Otus megalotis everetti) and Negros scops owls (Otus megalotis nigrorum) were formerly considered conspecific but are now classified as subspecies of Otus megalotis. No, I don’t understand either why some people do this. Did you notice something? Last Updated on 06/23/2019 by FilipiKnow. Finally, Otus megalotis megalotis, is the largest of all three varieties and also has a grey brown color but it shows a scapular line and feathers on its upper feet. [3] A distinguishing feature of this owl is its large ears that are standing upright on its head. "Philippine Scops Owls | Beauty of Birds", "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Otus megalotis", "Phylogeny and Taxonomic Review of Philippine Lowland Scops Owls (Strigiformes): Parallel Diversification of Highland and Lowland Clades", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Philippine_scops_owl&oldid=994250196, Taxa named by Arthur Hay, 9th Marquess of Tweeddale, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 20:06. Out of these 22 , 13 endemic birds are deemed critically endangered. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Old Wise Lady living a village life, off the beaten track in the Philippines, reflects on poultry, water supply and shopping at the local market. [10], Otus megalotis are often spotted alone but have also been seen in monogamous pairs. The Philippine archipelago is filled with a tremendous variety of living things, and hundreds of new species have been discovered recentlyon the islands. [8], The Philippine scops owl is endemic to the Philippine Archipelago. Before the forests of Cebu were decimated by deforestation, the owls were quite plentiful. [2], The Philippine scops owl belongs to the Strigiformes order and the Strigidae family (typical owls). These little birds feed on a seemingly unlikely but abundant prey: beetles and crickets. Please Like our page while you’re there. Concerned citizens turned over two mature Philippine Scops owls, which were found in two towns on Tuesday (Jan. 10). This method has actually cost the lives of many juveniles who suffocate because the prey is too large to swallow. 58 likes. In general, these owls are covered in dark brown feathers with dark streaks on them. The fact that different subspecies are found on different islands limits intraspecific competition and allows these birds to have a smaller distribution where all the necessary resources are available. As soon as I saw it on Pinterest just now, I knew it was not right. It seems some of them were able to survive. [2] Philippine scops owls were also noticed to feed on spider species such as Heteropoda venatoria. They are a monogamous species that offer parental care and construct their nest in tree cavities. [3] Other morphological differences between the subspecies can be seen in the length of the tail, the wings, the culmen and the tarsus. Join our email list to get the latest article as soon as it's published. The Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo philippensis) is any of two species of bird belonging to the Strigidae family. These species include Otus longicornis, Otus mindorensis, Otus mirus, Otus magalotis and Otus fuliginosus. The Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis) is a common owl, endemic to the Philippines, belonging to the family of the typical owls Strigidae.It is one of sixteen owl species in the Philippines. I was captivated but also a bit skeptical. These traits are longer in O. m. megalotis and are shorter in O. m. That’s right, neither of these owls are blue. Arachnophagy by the Philippine scops-owl, Otus megalotis Walden. Some clown has done it to us again. They are swell, by the way. Or is this a flight of fancy? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Another example of recent work the Philippines has done towards human trafficking took place in 2015 when the government pursued 569 alleged traffickers and secured convictions of 42 in cases of 131 victims, 78 of whom were only kids . The three Otus megalotis subspecies are distributed among different islands of the Philippine Archipelago which suggests they could have evolved through speciation from geographic isolation. Scientists estimate there are 17-20 species of owls in the Philippines. We’ve got lots of articles about all sorts of things that should interest lovers of strange and mysterious creatures, as well as strange phenomena. CryptoVille: Bigfoot, Aliens, Mysterious Creatures, and more. For the gaffe — according to the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Crime, Illegal Drugs and Gambling Inc., based in Pangasinan — Education Secretary … They are mostly observed in the understory and rarely go above 1000m altitudes, with the exception of individuals which were reported on Mount Data, Luzon. [3] There are three subspecies which show variations in morphology and are distributed among different islands of the Philippine Archipelago. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has put these birds on the “critically endangered” list due to factors such as significant population … These stories, however, also tell of moral values that encourage harmonious living among different folks and culture. [5], Philippine scops owls are sedentary birds with a limited home range. I myself found this blue owl among pictures of felted birds made by some artisan. He also co-founded the Philippine BIrd Photography Workshops and Tours, a professional outfit, in 2011, and the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP) in 2012. It is overall rufous with a lighter belly and yellow eyes. The male owl is a known prankster and "wise guy." But… They are crafts! So they don’t even have to think about the noise they make, it just comes naturally. They also have big eyes that are dark in the center with a red/orange edge. [5], The Philippine scops owl is a mid-sized species measuring around 23-28 cm and weighing around 200-300 grams. These birds are around 40 to 50 cm long and have a wing-span of 35 cm. But over the last couple years with efforts to push into the 21st century the Philippine’s agricultural economy and lush environment has taken a toll. The smallest are only seven inches long, about the size of a large thrush such as the American robin. Like so many other groups in the Philippines, owls come in an amazing variety of sizes and habits, often with five or six species living in the same area. Please be sure to come back and visit CryptoVille any time. So how can scientists be sure these are new species? It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is found in lowland forests on the islands of Catanduanes, Samar, Bohol, Mindanao, Luzon, Leyte and … Finally, O. m. nigrorum species are endemic to Negros Island. These owls are ferocious nocturnal carnivores that feed on insects and small mammals. The Philippine Scops Owl ( Otus megalotis, formerly known as Otus whiteheadi) is a common owl that is endemic to the Philippines, where they are usually found in forests or along forest edges. (Photo left. That first picture wasn’t a blue owl. (2009). Philippine Eagle-Owl The Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo philippensis) is an vulnerable species of bird belonging to the Strigidae family. The Search bar (near the top right corner of the home page) works very well. There is also a list of categories further below that, which you can browse. Although it is the largest owl in the country, it is among the smallest of owls. They may do it simply for fun and publish it mentioning the animal has been “altered”, but then someone else transfers it to someone else who transfers it to…….. Well, you get it. Barrion-Dupo, A. L. A. According to a study on exotic species in the Philippine pet trade by Emerson Sy (2015), the most popular exotic reptiles and amphibians in the Philippines belong to the aquatic frog, turtle, and lizard family. But it wasn’t until last year [2011] that we obtained enough recordings that we could confirm that they were not just subspecies, but two new species of owls.”, Meet the Camiguin Hawk-owl (Ninox leventisi) resident of a tiny island called Camiguin Sur, near Mindanao. “The Masked Singer” fans who were excited to see the Snow Owls got their wish on Wednesday night, after the duo was eliminated from the Group … Not a lot of information is known about their reproduction but they are thought to breed throughout the year where females will lay 1 to 2 eggs annually. (It’s pretty close.) The Cross River Gorilla — the World’s Rarest Gorilla 18-31. Our goal is to make this site a resource of information and images about wild birds of the Philippines. Written by FilipiKnow in Hit List, Science and Technology, Travel & Nature. During nighttime, they perch in trees where the land is relatively open, which offers them a better view of the surrounding preys. [9], Otus megalotis is endemic to the Philippine Archipelago but the three subspecies are distributed in different locations across the archipelago. Here, it is found in the lowland forests on islands like Mindanao, Luzon, Samar, Bohol, and a few others. Two new species of owls have been discovered in the Philippines, and a Michigan State University researcher played a key role in confirming their existence. (Photo below.). See my other articles regarding other “formerly extinct” animals.) I think I found the picture they altered to make the blue version. Two new owl species have been discovered in the Philippines and 5 more Philippine owls have been given full species status. Thank you for publishing the TRUE facts. Yes, why DO losers do these stupid false depictions of real birds. Picture of the Philippine Eagle-Owl has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike. Mythical tales and legends of the Philippines were created to satisfy the curiosity of Filipino children who are always eager to hear fanciful and mesmerizing tales. The Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis) is a common owl, endemic to the Philippines, belonging to the family of the typical owls Strigidae. Both owls are related to other, more plentiful owl species in their areas. You should see the garbage they post about Bigfoot – it makes me VERY cranky! Other common names include "Otus Whitehead", "Whitehead scops owl" and "Luzon lowland scops owl". Their forehead is whitish and they have a dark line around their facial disk. Owl songs are distinct between species so after finally getting enough recordings of the Camiguin Hawk-owl and the Cebu Hawk-owl to satisfy the scientific community at large, the researchers can positively state they found two new species of owls. Are they really finding new species of owls in the Philippines? The most common philippine owl material is ceramic. Birds of Ban-Ban, central Negros, Philippines: threats and conservation status. So how can scientists be sure these are new species? O. m. megalotis species are found mostly in the northern Islands such as Luzon, Marinduque and Catanduanes. [8] They are all found in the old world with the exception of one species, the Flammulated owl, which is found in North America. In fact, it’s a Northern Saw-whet owl, that lives only in North America. [5], Although they are classified as a species of Least Concern, habitat destruction from deforestation and fragmentation is a major threat to their population as they depend on forests for their survival. [6] There are seven Otus species in the Philippines, 5 of which are endemic to islands among the archipelago. Nov 4, 2015 - Blue Owl. Only 250 of this kind and colour in the world. Otus megalotis species are then further classified into the Striginae subfamily according to skull morphology. This is a Sulu Hawk-Owl, one of the Philippines' 24 owl species.This endemic owl was videoed on the island of Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi province. Look at the Snopes article in the References section below and you’ll see yet another Photoshopped wonder. … Susan (CryptoVille). The Bubo philippensis is an owl species that is endemic to the Philippines. (Image right, Cebu Hawk-owl is top left and Camiguin Hawk-owl is bottom right.). [7] The Otus genus (scops owls) is one of the largest owl genera, counting approximately 50 species, yet these species are one of the smallest in size. It is one of sixteen owl species found in the Philippines. I think these real owls are amazing. Thank you for visiting CryptoVille! [2] The IUCN Red List considers this species as Least Concern but they may be vulnerable to deforestation and fragmentation. 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