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A masked owl, sitting in a tree (photo by Natalie Tapson)

The Masked Owl is the second largest nocturnal bird in Australia, and notoriously elusive.

There’s a dearth of research on the bird, which means conservationists struggle to document and preserve its population.

A crowdfunding campaign, led by the Difficult Bird Research Group, has provided funds for a new initiative to learn more about these birds, involving a four-legged assistant.

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