Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fantastic Owl Facts



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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