In many middle school science classes and even in high school students will dissect owl pellets in order to see what the owl eats and to help their understanding of a food web.
Listed below are several interesting factual statements about owls.
- Several owls are named a parliament.
- Owls hunt various other owls. Great Horned Owls will be the leading predator of the smaller Barred Owl.
- The tiniest owl on the globe may be the Elf Owl, which is 5 - 6 inches tall and weighs about 1 ounces.
- The greatest North American owl, in appearance, may be the Great Gray Owl, which is up to 32 inches tall.
- The Northern Hawk Owl can detect-mainly by sight a rodent to consume up to a half of a mile away.
- Barn Owls swallow their prey whole-skin, bones, and all,and they consume at least one 1,000 mice each year.
- There are 200 species, plus they are all birds of prey.
- Most of them are solitary and nocturnal.
- They will be the only large group of birds which hunt during the night. Owls are experts at night-time hunting.
- They prey on small mammals such as rodents, insects, and other birds, and a few species prefer to eat fish as well.
- They are found in all parts of the world except Antarctica, the majority of Greenland, plus some other small islands.
- Their heads and necks up to 270 degrees in both directions
- The owls' key to hunting is surprising its prey.
- Their most important adaptation is their almost silent flight.
- The feathers are soft, with fringes on the trunk edge,and this all muffles noise, and makes for silence.
- They glide to arrive for the kill.
- The dull colors of the owls' feathers make sure they are less obvious by camouflaging the owl.
- Owls have fantastic hearing.
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