We’ve heard the hoot of an owl in almost every haunted story. They are the suspense builders. But why are these adorable, fluffy creatures being related to ghosts and witches?
Let us take a look at their features
Most owls have large heads and round, flat faces. They come with an enormous set of eyes that helps them see in the dark.
Those are not eyeballs!
They are tubes! These tubes allow them to spot preys from far, far away. Since the owls don’t have eyeballs, they can’t move their eyes. That’s why they can turn their entire heads, rotating 270 degrees in either direction just to see what’s going on!
And guess what? The owls have not 1, not 2, but 3 sets of eyelids! The first eyelid is for blinking, the second is for sleeping, and the third is for keeping the eye clean! That is definitely something to hoot about!
These wide-eyed creatures come in different sizes and can be found everywhere in the world, except Antarctica. Mostly, they are located in Asia.
There are about 200 types of different species of owls!
Naturally, the owls sleep in broad daylight and are very alert at night. This is when the owls are on the prowl! With their crooked ear behind their heads, these hooters can hear a sound at two different times! They hear things that we humans can never hear. Even when the owls can’t see, their sharp sense of hearing allows them to spot where the prey is located.
Just wing it!
Unlike most birds, these owls make absolutely no noise when they fly. They have special feathers that are thick and soft and helps muffle the sound when they fly. The owls will swiftly capture their prey in silence with their strong sets of claws. These sharp hunters feed on insects, small animals, and other birds.
These beautiful birds are amazing, isn't it?
Have you seen an owl before?
Why don’t you share a picture or your stories with us? #Animalfunfacts below and tell us your experience with these hooties! Remember, it’s all animals all the time! Keep calm and Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!