OWLS

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

There are many ways to identify an owl. Owls come in many colors like black, grey, orange, white and brown. People can identify owls also by their small hooked beak, their flat face, large forward facing eyes. They also have a short tail and long rounded wings


Habitat

Owls are found in all continents except Antarctica. They are usually found in grasslands, tundra, woodlands, neighborhoods and rainforests. Owls are found in almost every country


In conclusion owls live in many continents and countries and have many ways of catching their prey. Owls also have many certain adaptations that allow them to fly.


References

Wikipedia, Britannica, Toronto Zoo, Learners.org, a-z animals, National geographic and Canadian geographic


Slow-Mo Barn Owl in Flight - Unexpected Wilderness - BBC