Male Short-eared Owl close up in Utah

Owl Images, Facts and Information:

Families: Strigidae, Tytonidae

  • Owls are divided into two families: the Strigidae family and the Tytonidae family.
  • Many owls are nocturnal and hunt at night but there are also diurnal owls who hunt at night and during the day.
  • Owls have specialized flight feathers which allow them to fly silently.
  • Owls have sharp talons, binocular vision and excellent hearing.
  • Owls eat mammals, small birds, insects, reptiles and some eat fish.
  • All owls have forward facing, large eyes and facial discs which help them locate sounds. Owls also have the ability to rotate their heads about 270 degrees.

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