Owls Vs Barn Owl Essay

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Owls are a nocturnal birds of prey with large eyes, a facial disc, a hooked beak, and typically a loud hooting call.

Owls belong to a group of birds that includes about 205 species.These species are sorted into two basic groups, the true owls or typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn owls, Tytonidae.

There are 16 species of barn owls.

Typical owls are more diverse than barn owls, with nearly 190 species in about 23 genera.

Typical owl is from 5 to 28 inches tall (13 to 71 centimeters); Barn owl is from 9 to 21 inches tall (23 to 53 centimeters).

The largest are Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and Blakiston's fish owl (Bubo blakistoni),thay can reach weight of around 10 pounds and a wingspan of 6.6 feet.

the smallest is elf owl (Micrathene
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Many owl species have a thick covering of feathers on their legs and feet, which protects them from snake and rat bites.

The beak of the owl is short, curved and downward-facing, and typically hooked at the tip for gripping and tearing its prey.

Owls have zygodactyl feet with two toes pointing forward and two toes pointing backward, and all their toes have sharp talons. This gives the birds a stronger, more powerful grip so they can be more effective predators.

Owls are carnivores.They eat rodents, small mammals, fish, birds and insects.

Owls are solitary creatures. Although they do not live in groups, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament. They are territorial animals which hoot to announce their territory. Not all owl species are capable for hooting.

Owls create a wide variety of sounds or vocalizations.Other than familiar hoot thay can make sounds include screeches, hisses, and

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