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True Facts About The Owl

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Baby Owls are called Owlets and they look like a cotton ball that grew a face, and legs. Owlets are born without flight feathers, and because they are vulnerable they camouflage themselves like muppets.

The Owl has large front facing eyes which give it a wide range of binocular vision, Its eyes on nearly immobile in their sockets and therefore,  it must swivel its head around its neck to see. Some owls bob their heads up and down in order to maximize their depth perception. Try it right now, focus on an object and bob your head up and down. that’s right keep bobbing your head. It doesn’t really work for humans, but you do look like an idiot.

As the Owl grows older it develops its flying feathers he’s like a little baby. He likes being petted, it’s really the eyes isn’t it, it’s adorable. Beneath those fluffy feathers the owl is what we call a bird of prey, because it eats prey. The Owl is a specialized hunting machine, its talons on are zygodactyl, two in front two in back, and their grip is the strongest of the raptors. 500 pounds per square inch, eight times stronger than the human.

They crush their victims, then tear off little strips before swallowing them whole… digesting them and then vomiting out the bones and fur in a small pellet. The Owl is a quiet hunter. it has specialized feathers on the front of its wings, that reduce turbulence and allow it to fly in relative silence. The Owl’s face is basically like a giant ear, The specialized feathers of its facial disc, channel sound to its ear holes, like a fuzzy satellite dish.

Many owls have asymmetrical ear holes; one is higher than the other. By sensing tiny differences in the delay in volume of sound,  as it arrives in each ear, …the Owl is able to create a three-dimensional auditory map of its surroundings. When they aren’t being quiet, Owls make a wide variety of sounds,  perhaps the most famous of these sounds is the ‘hoo hoo’ sound made by some Owls.