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Kawawang kuwago! Native owl rescued in Santa Maria town

Environmental officers rescued a Philippine scops owl that was found in Santa Maria town in Bulacan province on March 16.

The owl was rescued by personnel of the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) in Barangay Pulong Buhangin, officials said.

A Manila Bulletin report quoted BENRO department head Julius Victor Degala as saying that a Scops owl is considered an endemic species in the Philippines.

The owl was found by Eliza Bazcoa, a resident of Sitio Manggahan, who reported her discovery to BENRO, the report said.

The rescued owl was six inches tall and weighed 700 grams, the Bulletin report said.

The owl has been turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Guiguinto town, the report said.