Do you like owls? They have a mysterious and intriguing quality that draws us to them, and those big, enigmatic eyes set into a saucer-shaped face captures one’s fascination. Looking at these magnificent birds is like looking at fine art. They seem like creatures out of a fantasy world.
But then again, they were featured in C.S. Lewis’ description of a meeting of owls in The Chronicles of Narnia. That’s how a group of owls came to be called “a parliament.”
This unique, little guy certainly looks like he could be from a fantasy movie or novel. With over 200 species of owls, there’s a lot of diversity among them. Yet some characteristics are typical of them all.
Nocturnal birds of prey, they fly silently and much more slowly than other birds of prey. Well-adapted hunters, their ears are able to pinpoint the location of sounds in multiple dimensions while their tube-shaped eyes provide binocular vision, boosting their depth perception and allowing them to fully focus on their prey.
In other words, owls are masters of stealth. This video explains their amazing hunting ability.
Owls are not only impressive, but they’re also cute–like these spotted owlets. Owls usually have 2-7 owlets, which leave the nest in 27-70 days. Some aren’t so eager to leave the nest and stay longer.
There are all kinds of funny owls in this video, dancing owls, kissing owls, and talking owls. They’re smart, curious, and cute. In fact, these owls might be the cutest thing you see today.