The fossil of an owl that was active in daytime was found near the Tibetan Plateau. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
The fossil of an owl that was active in daytime was found near the Tibetan Plateau. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Chinese fossil shows owls ‘rejected night for fun in the sun’

  • Extinct owl that lived millions of years ago was active in daytime, researchers say after study of skeleton fossil found near Tibetan Plateau
  • Analysis of bird bones and behaviour reveals the owl had an ancestor that evolved from nocturnal habits, they say

The fossil of an owl that was active in daytime was found near the Tibetan Plateau. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
The fossil of an owl that was active in daytime was found near the Tibetan Plateau. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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