BC: Can you spot the owl in flight?
FC: Owls | What I learned about... | Created by: Rebekah Paine
1: What is an owl? | An owl is a bird of prey. Owls are hunters. They are very interesting and unique birds. | I have created this Mixbook to share with you what I have learned about owls. Enjoy!
2: How many different types of owls are there? | 140 | Did you know? Owls live on every continent except Antarctica. | 21 different kinds of owls live in North America.
3: The smallest owl is the elf owl. It is 5 inches long from the top of its head to the tip of its tail. | The largest owl is the great gray owl. It is 33 inches long.
4: Screech Owl | Barn Owl | Burrowing Owl | More kinds of owls...
5: Snowy Owl
6: Owls have very large eyes. They have unusually good vision in the dark. | Owls rely on their keen hearing for hunting. Their ears are hidden behind their facial disk feathers. | Owls have flexible necks that can twist almost completely around. They can even turn their heads upside down. | Did you know? | Owls have strong legs and toes, and long needle-sharped curved claws. This gives them great grasping power when they hunt their prey.
7: Owls have different diets. | Some owls eat squirrels, skunks, rabbits, birds, snakes, insects, and other creatures. | Owls usually swallow their food whole, head first. Owls cannot chew or grind their food. They cough up what they can't digest in pellets.
9: Owls make their nests in unusual places. They nest in hollow trees, in tree stumps, in the ground, and in abandoned birds' nests. | Owls communicate in many ways. They use sounds to claim a territory, warn of danger, or call to a mate.
10: These are pictures of owls that I took myself. | Can you tell what kind of owl each one is?
11: Resources: | Pictures from: Page 3 Elf Owl - www.sdakotabirds.com Great Gray Owl - www.maxwaugh.com Page 4 Burrowing Owl - www.livingdesert.org Screech Owl - www.greglasley.net Barn Owl - www.freewallpaperspot.com Page 5 Snowy Owl - www.kewlwallpapers.com Facts from: Owls by Gail Gibbons Holiday House, New York, 2005 | I hope you have enjoyed my Mixbook and learned something new about owls. I enjoyed making it!