Juvenile owl present in Bulacan city

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CITY OF MALOLOS — A believed 4-month-old juvenile Philippine Scops owl (Otus megalotis) was rescued on Friday by residents and authorities personnel in a forested space in Sta. Maria city in Bulacan province.

Julius Victor Degala, head of Bulacan Atmosphere and Pure Sources Workplace (Benro), stated in a report Saturday, March 18, that personnel from his workplace helped Eliza Bazco, a involved citizen, in rescuing at round 7:30 a.m. the fowl discovered close to their yard in Sitio (sub-village) Manggahan in Barangay Pulong Buhangin.

The Scops owl is about six inches tall and 700 grams in weight. The owl is taken into account to be an endemic species within the Philippines.

Degala instructed the Inquirer in an interview Saturday that the Scops owl probably fell from its nest within the forested areas.

The owl was instantly turned over to the Group Atmosphere and Pure Sources Workplace in Guiguinto to be taken care of till its launch to the wild.

Scops owls are thought-about endemic within the Sierra Madre mountain vary however stray to adjoining forested areas in Bulacan.

CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE INQ
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