Owls

There are about 200 species of owls in the world. Owls are generally solitary nocturnal predators that feed on small small and insects although some species feed on fish. Owls have forward facing eyes with excellent low-light far vision. Their hearing is excellent.

Snowy owls nest in Canada, Alaska and Eurasia at latitudes north of 60 degrees. Occasional south migrations occur due to changes in food sources. Snowy owls are the largest bird species in the Arctic. Females are slightly larger than males. Males are largely white in color white females are darker with black markings. Snowy owls usually nest on elevated ground and have 3- 11 eggs. Snowy owls feed on lemmings, other small mammals and birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls hunt during the day and night to catch approximately 7 to 12 mice or around 5 lemmings a day.

Owls

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Great Horned Owl

 

 

Great Horned Owl

 

 

Long-eared Owl Owlet

 

 

Burrowing Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Snowy Owl

 

 

Great Horned Owl

 

 

Great Horned Owl

 

 

Burrowing Owl

 

 

Burrowing Owl

 

 

Great Horned Owl

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