Snowy Owl And The Great Horned Owl

Owls

Snowy owl

*it has white and gray feathers

*it lays 5 - 14 eggs

*This owl might look like it weighs 10 pounds, but it actually weighs 3.5 to 4.4 pounds.

*its habitat is in snowy places.

Picture Link: http://jeroen.steeman.org/Images/Jeroen-Steeman-Snowy-Owl.jpg

The Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl is 18-25 inches and 50.7 - 65.7 ounces. The wingspan is 35-55 inches. They fly when they are nine to ten weeks old. They have a deep call. They prefer to eat rodents or rabbits.

Similarities and Differences

Similarities:

*we both have brown and white.

*they both eat rodents

*they both live in the USA

Differences:

* Snowy owl is mostly white
*Great horned is mostly brown
*Great horned wingspan is 35-55 inches
*Snowy Owl is 54-56 inches

Glossary

habitat - where someone or something lives

eggs - a hard-shelled oval thing from which a young bird is born from

ear tufts - any one of the light growth that makes up the outer covering of the body of a bird; feathers.

wingspan- the length from tip to tip of its wings

rodents- rats, mice

call- the noise that an owl makes