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


The spotted owlet is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from mainland India to Southeast Asia. A common resident of open habitats including farmland and human habitation, it has adapted to living in cities. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in cavities in rocks or buildings. It nests in a hole in a tree or building, laying 3–5 eggs. They are often found near human habitation.


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


The Brown Fish Owl inhabits the warm subtropical and humid tropical parts of continental Asia and some offshore islands. Of the four living species of fish owl, it is the most widely distributed, most common and best-studied. It occupies a range of over 7,000 km (4,300 mi) from eastern China to Palestine.  Brown fish owl primarily hunt by stationing itself on a rock overhang or hanging perch over water, or by wading into shallow waters. It grabs food by gliding over the water, nearly skimming it with its feet and grabbing its prey by quickly extending its long legs. It feeds mainly on fishes, frogs and aquatic crustaceans, especially Potamon crabs. It usually selects the larger freshwater fish available in waterways.


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




The Oriental Scops-Owl is a small owl with an extremely wide distribution across eastern and southern Asia, and is found in dry deciduous forests from the Russian Federation to Thailand. The owl nests in holes in trees during February–April.


The Asian barred owlet is a species of true owl, resident in northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. It ranges across north central and northeast India, Nepal Bhutan, north Bangladesh, and southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). Its natural habitat is temperate forest.


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

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