As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Weird Looking Birds Freak Out Indian City

By Interrobang Staff on November 21, 2017

This video of a couple of birds found in a gas station bathroom went viral around a port city in India – people didn’t know what they actually were. They also could be aliens sent to spy on the bathroom habits of Indian people on Earth. That’s always a possibility.

Close encounters of the BIRD kind! Feathered creatures with spooky dark eyes are mistaken for ALIENS by Indian builders... but turn out to be barn owls
The feathery predators were filmed on a construction site in Visakhapatnam 
The adolescents birds are turning from chicks into adults in Andhra Pradesh
Eastern barn owls are closely related to the western barn owls found in Britain
PUBLISHED: 13:48, 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:02, 20 November 2017

A video shared by Indian builders of so-called aliens turned out to be startled barn owls. 
The feathery predators were filmed on a construction site in Visakhapatnam, capital of the south-eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. 
The builders who filmed them can be heard talking excitedly as two of the three owls stare at them with large dark eyes. 
The birds are adolescents, just moving from being chicks into adulthood. 

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