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Illegal logging hits Peru bird habitat

by LIMA, May 13 (UPI)

Illegal deforestation of habitats is threatening many species of birds living in Peru between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest, scientists say.

One of the threatened habitats is home to the world's smallest and rarest owls, a species unique to Peru, Inter Press Service reported Friday.

Only 40 people have ever spotted a long-whiskered owlet, Xenoglaux loweryi, in the cloud forests of the Abra Patricia Private Conservation Area in northern Peru.

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