13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
An owl in the tropics
After hearing a funny noise that sounded similar to a peacock, some researchers made terrible attempts to copy the noise. It turned out that the repetition of the noise was good enough to get a response. After 20 minutes of calling back and forth, the source of the noise was found: this tiny vermiculated screech-owl.
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||Sept. 4, 2015, 6:50 p.m.