Asked in Owls
Do owls have keen hearing?
The question should read: Do owls have keen hearing and not ears. Owls do have ears . One is set slightly above the other and not on the same plane. They do not have ear pinnae as humans do so the feather disc that shapes their faces collects the sound than transfers it to the ear holes. It is thought that owls have good hearing but their sight by far better. ...
Asked in Birds of Prey, Owls
How are owls adapted to catch prey?
Owls have sharp talons (not claws!) and a sharp beak, so it would look pretty silly if you saw an owl eating a salad. They are carnivores, too. Owls have keen eyesight and hearing. They have the advantage of very silent flight, so mice and other rodents who have good hearing cannot hear the predator about to eat it as a midnight snack! ...
Asked in Animal Life, Birds of Prey, Owls
Why is the owl's sense of hearing so important to its survival?
Owls have very good vision in the dark. But, their acute hearing enables them to hear a mouse or vole moving along their tunnels hidden from view amongst the tall grasses. ...
Asked in Owls
How do owls live in the dark?
owls have very, very good vision. they can see in almost no light. they also have an excellent sense of hearing, and most owls fly silently so that they can hear any sounds around them. they cannot, however, use echolocation like bats as portrayed in the "silverwing" books. ...