Short-Eared Owl

By Aaron Mowrer and Connor Rohrer

Summary By Connor

The book " Northern American Owls", page 35-36, informs us about how owls are dying and what is causing the owls death. Owlets usually Die by predators. The owls deadliest predator is the Goshawk which is a deadly raptor. Another reason they're dying is because the food shortage so they're starving to death. Another way they are dying is because of DDT which is a pesticide that is put in crops to help crops. But the DDT is bad for Owls and it kills them. DDT is a poison to Owls. People also have a part in killing owls too. People are shooting owls and the owls are getting hit by cars. The spraying of cotton crop is also a poison to owls, the spray kills lots of thousands of elf owls each year. This is what pages 35 and 36 talk about.
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Glossary

Camouflage- The act, means, or result of obscuring things to deceive an enemy, as by Painting or screening objects so that they are lost to view in the background
Nocturnal- Done, occurring, or happening at night
Owlets- Baby owls
Penalty- A punishment imposed or incurred for a violation of law or rule
Predator- Any organism that exists by preying upon other organism
Raptor- A raptorial bird

Information from http://dictionary.reference.com

Aaron's Summary

The pages 37 and 38 in the book "Northern American Owls", informs us about our affect on owls and how we are fixing the issue. An owls camouflage and nocturnal habits help it to hide from predators and humans. They also have night-vision lenses to help them see at night. The US has made laws that ban people from killing owls. If you kill one you will be faced with a heavy penalty and a fine. The government has also banned DDT
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This image shows a diagram and picture of a short-eared owl