Owl Poster

By Kathryn Glover, Cole Allamena, and Tru Doyle

The Snowy Owl by Kathryn Glover

This owl is a 3.5- to 4.4- pound, gray-spotted white owl called the snowy owl. This particular owl is unique because it is the heaviest of the North American owls. It lives in the cold tundra of northern Canada, but when it’s food supply gets low, it migrates into the central United States.The snowy owl lays five to fourteen eggs and its wingspan is 54-56 inches. The most common prey to the snowy owl is lemmings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_owl

The Burrowing Owl by Cole Allamena

The Burrowing owls height is 8.5 to 11 in. and its weight 6.5 to 7.8 oz. It`s diet is moths, snakes, amphibians, and insects. A Burrowing owl can lay 7 to 9 eggs . It runs like a roadrunner which is really fast. Its call is COO-COO-ROO-COO-COO-ROO



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrowing_owl

Barn Owl by Tru Doyle

The barn owl is 14 to 21 inches long and 13 to 17.5 ounces.Barn owls have a facial disk that is heart shape. Barn owls are predators to mouse and rats and voles. Barn owls have a screaming shreeee uttered in flight. They nest in attics,churches,steeples, and holes. They lay eggs 5 to 11 are incubated for 32 to 34 days. Chicks fly 8 to 10 weeks after hatching at the egg. Barn owls eat up to small animals like jackrabbits.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_owl

Similarities and Differences

Similarities:

*All three owls have white feathers

*The Snowy and the barn owl both lay at least 5 eggs

*They all live in North America

*Each owl has spots on their feathers

*They all eat small animals

*They are all North American owls

Differences:

*All three owls weigh a different amount

*The snowy owl is the heaviest of the North American owls while the burrowing owl and barn owl are not

*Each owl has a different type/types of prey

*All three owls have a different main feather color; the snowy owl's main color is white, the barn owl's main color is a pale color, and the burrowing owl's main color is brown

*Unlike the snowy owl and barn owl, the barn owl's facial disk is in the shape of a heart

Glossary

Diet: the food that a person or animal usually eats

Height: the measurement of how tall a person or thing is

Weight: the measurement of how heavy a person or thing is

Migrates: to move from one place to another

Wingspan: the distance from the tip of one wing from a bird to the tip of the other wing

Tundra: a large area of flat land in northern parts of the world where there are no trees and the ground is always frozen

Prey: an animal that is hunted or killed by another animal for food

Facial Disk: the concave collection of feathers on the face of some birds

Predators: animals that live by eating or killing other animals

Incubated: eggs that have been sat on and kept warm so they would hatch