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Owls

Owls are nocturnal hunting birds with eyes that face forwards. They are closely related to hawks.

Anatomy

Eyes

Owls have a large head and large eyes that face forwards. They cannot move their eyes within their sockets like we can. In order to look around, they have to move their entire head.

Feathers

Many owls have thick feathers that absorb the sounds that their wings make in flight.

beak

The beak of the owl is short, curved and downward-facing. The owl uses its beak to catch their prey.

Hunting their prey

Hunters.

Owls hunt in the night time, they hunt in two different ways. Perch and pounce - the owl waits on a low tree branch until it spots prey. It then swoops down onto the prey. Quartering - the owl flies low over the ground looking for prey.

Food

Owls hunt and eat rodents, insects, frogs, and birds.

All about the owl.

Habitat

Owls are found worldwide in a huge range of habitats from rainforests to grasslands to wooded areas to tundra.

Owls

Snowy owl.

The snowy owl is a bird of prey that lives in the tundra of North America. This owl is diurnal (most active during the day).

Barn owl

Spotted owl

The Spotted Owl is an owl that lives in dense, old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest of the USA and Canada. This non-migrating bird is an endangered species.