Owls. They’re adorable, precious, and my favorite of the bird species after Kiskadees. I also love the birds that I’ll be featuring for the letter ‘P’. 💙 Owls tend to get a bad rep for the so-call symbolism they represent in our culture, but they’re so much more than that.
Image: The ever lovely Barn Owl
🐦 Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees. A blood-pooling system collects blood to power their brains. They have a field of vision of about 110 degrees (about 70 degrees of it being binocular vision enabled).
🐦 There are around 200 different owl species. Most owls have large eyes and a flat face.
Image: “Hooman, can you doo this?”
🐦 Owls are found just about everywhere in the world, the one exception is Antarctica. They’re very versatile birds when it comes to their habitat and highly adaptable.
🐦 Owls have exceptional vision that make it very easy to find prey, and they’re patient hunters.
Image: The ever ethereal Snowy Owl
🐦 For the most part, owls are very isolated creatures… until mating time comes around!
A few years ago, my mom rescued a distressed owlet that was quite tangled in fishing line that it couldn’t fly off on its own. After she untangled it, we watch it flew off to its freedom, and this video by WatchJojo Animals reminds me of that time:
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Reference/s: owlworlds.com; Pinterest; YouTube