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Birdwatchers Hear Owls Sing of Lombok

Researchers looking for a nocturnal bird in Indonesia accidentally identified a new species of owl — one that has a distinct whistling song and is believed to exist nowhere else in the world.

The Rinjani Scops owl was first identified in 2003 and has since been spotted only on Lombok island, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the popular resort island of Bali.

The bird was discovered by accident when researchers in search of another bird noticed its distinct song. They named it for the volcano and highest point on Lombok.

Perhaps her/his song is a warning about the very active volcano. Lombok is a land made for eco trekking. Rainbow Tourism Bali highly recommends as a side trip or longer stay while in Indonesia.

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