By Cameron Redman
Owls are birds of prey. That means they pursue other animals food. These large birds are known for their large fixed eyes and their ability to turn their head 360 degrees around. Owls are part of the family called Tytonidae.
Characteristics that allow an owl to fly
Owls have long stiff feathers that are located on the wings and on the tail of the owl. The remiges are the wing feathers and the rectrices are the tail feathers witch steer the bird. There function is to generate lift and thrust. The owl’s remiges adaption disrupts the flow over the wings.
How owls catch their prey
Owls have serrated edges on the owls remiges witch allow quiet flying and flapping of the wings. Owls have large eyes to see good in the dark, this helps the owl see small rodents at night. They have incredible hearing; this adaption is so the owl can hear for noises. Also owls have long curved talons on their toe
Identifying an owl
Wikipedia, Britannica, Toronto Zoo, Learners.org, a-z animals, National geographic and Canadian geographic