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Philippine Eagle-Owl

Got to see up close another great bird - the Philippine Eagle-Owl. Its an endemic species found only, well.... you know the rest of the sentence.

Its definitely a cute bird. The eyes could rival that of the cat's - penetrating, colorful, cold...

Some info on the owls - they have excellent hearing. In fact, they can hear small animals walking or burrowing on the ground. Notice that most owls have conical-shaped eyes? That shape lets the sound get concentrated towards the ears, thus that perfect hearing ability.

Inspite of their usually huge size, owls can fly undetected towards their prey. Their soft feathers enable them to fly almost without any sound and the winds are greatly dissipated. Thus, the unlucky prey would never know what got him.

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