The owls are part of the family Strigiformes, which include about 200 birds of prey. Most are solitary, and nocturnal, except for some like the Burrowing owl. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects and other birds, though some specialize in hunting fish. Owls are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Living owls are divided into two families: the typical owls, (Strigidae) and the barn-owls, (Tytonidae).

12,542 Questions

Is an owl a vertebrate or an invertebrate?

All birds, including owls, are vertebrates because they Back bones/Spines
An owl is a vertebrate. A vertebrate is an animal of a large group distinguished by the possession of a backbone or spinal column, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes

Could a Falcon eat a owl?

A falcon may eat a small owl, but this would not happen frequently because owls are nocturnal and falcons are diurnal (Daytime-active)

Do owls eat grain?

Owls do not eat grain as they are carnivorous and eat other animals. Small owls eat bugs like grasshoppers and cockroaches, and larger ones eat mice, rabbits, and bats.

Is an owl a fowl?

No. Owls are predatory, nocturnal birds. Fowl is usually a word for two types of birds, gamefowl or landfowl (Galliformes) and the waterfowl (Anseriformes). Owls are of the order Strigiformes.

Why rabbits are afraid of owls?

because it is their natural instinct to run away from them and they are their preditor

Why do owls howl?

Owls do not howl, they hoot.

Owls make a variety of sounds, depending on species. The barred owl, for example does hoot, but also makes sounds similar to a dog's howl, even bark like sounds. The saw whet owl makes a bell like sound over and over til it sounds like a trilling bell.

Edit: Barred do not make sounds similar to barking nor howling.

Do desert eagle owls live in Libya?

yes if they can travel it is possible

What is a female owl called in french?

une chouette


or 'un hibou'

Chouette and Hibou are two distinct species of birds of prey.
They can be distinguished by the presence of a feather on the head. (a Chouette has no feather on its head).
So , the answer Franc91 gave is not "ornithologycly" (I like inventing words) correct.
Actually, French do not make the difference of gender with some animals : owls (and generally birds), Turtles...... Une chouette (feminine word) will be used for the male and the female. However, French also make the mistake (who knows the difference between une chouette and un hibou !?? - I didn't know myself before looking at Wikipedia). So what the ......

What do Cape Pygmy Owls eat?

I live in the San Antonio de la Sierra. I just came upon a cape pygmy owl with a small songbird in its talons.

Another Answer:

Voles, deer mice, Insects, and songbirds.

What is the difference between owls and snakes?

Well - the obvious answer is - snakes are reptiles and owls are birds ! Additionally, snakes have scales and owls have feathers !

How many types of owls are there?

There are 216 known species of owls in the world. Some of the most common North American owls include the great horned owl, eastern screech owl, western screech owl, barn owl, short-eared owl and long-eared owl.

Do owls have large wings to capture speed?

Owls have large wings to improve lift and help in gliding. Speed is a product of thrust or gravity (altitude change). Think evolution gave them large wings so they can glide efficiently to the prey without making noise by flapping their wings.

Do Barn owls have impact on human population?

Yes, a good one. Barn owls, all owls for that matter, are rodent eaters. That is, they feast on mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, and just about any other critter that can and often do have a negative affect on humans.

How did the laughing owl become extinct?

Man came to it's habitat and brought ship rats and dogs, and they ate the Laughing Owl's eggs and hunted the owls. Slowly they died out. The last Laughing Owl died in 1914. However, over the years, there have been unconfirmed reports of this owl.

What does seeing or hearing an owl mean?

Since most owls are nocturnal (meaning they come out at night and sleep during the day), seeing one usually means you have stayed up too late or the owl is up too early. It is still an exciting experience, especially to see one of those huge snowy owls, which are not nocturnal.

On the other hand, hearing an owl and its haunting hoo-hoo at dusk is not so unusual in hunting camps and during wilderness camping, but makes you wish all the more to see it...which you probably will not.

As for preternatural or supernatural meaning to seeing an owl, it probably means you have watched too many Harry Potter movies, but could also be connected to a loved one, living or deceased. Only you can determine that.

Significance of a brown owl?

Owl is one of the creatures of nature that has had a different significance to very nearly every group of man to come into contact with it. I have heard them interpreted variously as: astral projection, clairvoyance, death, deception, divination, magic (both good and evil), night (a symbol of ), perception, perseverance, medicine -the practice of (herbal and western), truth, visions, and wisdom. There are enough beliefs about hearing and/or seeing owls to fill a large book. What I guess I'm saying here is that Owl, most likely has a personal significance to you, good, bad or indifferent, and that would be the way you should interpret it.

What is a screech owls predators?

Raccoons, snakes, weasels, hawks, and owls up to the size of golden eagles and northern eagle-owls are reported predators of screech-owls (Otus asio).

What does seeing a brown owl mean?

what does it mean when you see

a brown owl

When does a barn owl give birth?

Barn Owls do not give birth, they lay eggs.