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Male and female owls tend to look alike, except females are
lighter in color.
Owls are found on every continent except
Why can owls fly so silently?
Their wing feathers have soft edges.
They always fly with their beaks closed.
They keep their heads down while they fly.
What is an owl pellet?
It is medicine owls take.
It is the undigested remains of an owl's meal, which is coughed up.
It is owl excrement.
Owls help people by
warning people of trouble.
Some owls can live
The smallest owl in the world has a body only
5 to 6 inches long.
8 inches long.
10 to 11 inches long.
The feathers sticking up on an owl's head are called
Which sense is better in owls than in most other birds?
Can an owl really turn its head in a full circle?
Yes, but only if it turns its body, too.
Yes—it can actually turn more than a full circle.
Eagle owls will sometimes eat
grass and other plants.
What is the primary purpose of an owl's talons?
They are used to turn pages while reading.
They are used to comb feathers.
They are used to capture and kill prey.
What is it called when an owl spreads its wings, fluffs its feathers, and hisses?
A threat display
A mating display
It is the sign of a sick owl.
The distress call of a burrowing owl sounds like
a baby's cry.
a cat's meow.
the rattle of a prairie rattlesnake.
What is the easiest way for us to help owls when their habitat is destroyed?
We can adopt them into our homes.
We can build nest boxes for them.
We can relocate them to other countries.
How many species of owl are there?
More than 100
Owls have the best _____ of any creature on earth.
What is one of the more unusual places owls have been known to nest?
In giant cactus
On railroad tracks
In water fountains
How many eggs does an owl lay in a year?
Never more than 2.
As many as 4.
It depends on the food supply: lots of food means lots of eggs.
Do owls ever hunt during the day?
Yes, some species prefer to hunt during the day.
Yes, but only when dark clouds confuse them into thinking it is night.
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