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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added the picture, and it looks way better then any of the other pictures here. And yes, Barn Owl owlets are cute, you just picked the most butt-ugly photograph there.



And the argument about who came first is uncertain, as there is no evidence of who came first. There where two/ three (I as told by a biologist there are two) other families other then the Tytos and True Owls but they both died out.

"At present, the oldest reliable fossil from this family is a tarsometatarsus that was found in Colorado, dating back to the Paleocene epoch (58 MYA). The only other Paleocene fossils found to date include two owls from France. There seemed to be a major radiation during the Eocene, with at least four families in existence, though three of those are now extinct. By the end of the Paleogene, Tytonidae was a highly diverse family, and the genus Tyto dates at least to the mid Miocene."

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Tytonidae/

"The oldest known owl fossils are from the Miocene, which occurred 38-54 million years ago. Based on the fossil evidence, these ancient owls evolved into the 2 families of modern owls. The oldest Barn Owl fossils found thus far are estimated to be at least 24 million years old. Fossil evidence indicates that giant Barn Owls once thrived in the Caribbean and Mediterranean regions between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago. These giants, known as Ornimegalonyx, were 2 to 3 times as large as modern Barn Owls and twice the size of modern Great Horned Owls. Ornimegalonyx is thought to have preyed upon animals such as the giant sloth and giant rodents such as the capybara, which are over 4 feet long."

http://www.carolina.com/teacher-resources/Interactive/classification-and-evolution-of-owls/tr11095.tr

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120120222338AAF072I
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol Eve, this is just a game. Not everything is totally accurate, and a lot of the things that come up are just gonna be stupid excuses... like the "impeccable pecs." Razz Though I think that one's getting old.

So, Ural owls scoff at your silly jokes.




So I say we start this thread over. In order to prevent all this debate and stuff, the new rule is that you must have one picture, and at most two, and only one sentence per picture.

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Ural owl chicks are the cutest ever.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gwendolyn wrote:
like the "impeccable pecs." Razz Though I think that one's getting old.
You have impeccable pecs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else want to participate in the game?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common Barn Owls are the best because they have long legs


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

African Grass Owls are the best because they have even longer legs:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah but burrowing owl legs are FABULOUS


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gwendolyn wrote:
Yeah but burrowing owl legs are FABULOUS

Burrowing Owls have disgusting bald legs.
Snowy Owls have luscious feathered legs.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, but Great Horned Owls have long, fabulous and luscious feathered legs. Razz



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Black-Banded Owls aren't mainstream like Great Horneds. You've probably never heard of them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long-whiskered owls were rocking the Einstein look before even Einstein was rocking Einstein.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blakiston's Fish Owls look like Teddy bears

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah well, snowy owls look like pacman ghosts.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vulnerable blinking Pacman ghosts, because they're pathetic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gyfore, sexual references are unacceptable. I cleared the inappropriate parts of your post but the next time you do something like that I will have to let Owlpages know.
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