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Types of Owls

It has been widely accepted that 216 species of owls exist today, and of these 216 species, 18 belong to the Barn Owl family and 198 belong to the typical owl family. Which common type of Owls are you familiar with?

1. It has been widely accepted that 216 species of owls exist today, and of these 216 species, 18 belong to the Barn Owl family and 198 belong to the typical owl family. Which common type of Owls are you familiar with?

Barn Owl
55%
909 votes
Long-Eared Owl
9%
151 votes
Saw-Whey Owl
4%
72 votes
Barred Owl
10%
165 votes
Eagle Owl
8%
132 votes
Short-Eared Owl
6%
107 votes
Northern Hawk Owl
6%
106 votes
Elf Owl
8%
129 votes
Snowy Owl
36%
603 votes
Burrowing Owl
10%
169 votes
Great Gray Owl
15%
242 votes
Spectacled Owl
9%
154 votes
Great Horned Owl
33%
551 votes
Spotted Owl
22%
366 votes
Western Screech Owl
12%
201 votes
N/A
28%
463 votes
Fun Facts about Owls. Which facts are you familiar with?

2. Fun Facts about Owls. Which facts are you familiar with?

Female owls are larger and heavier than the males of their species.
13%
212 votes
Owls can twist their necks to turn their heads about 270 degrees (about ¾ of a full circle) without moving their shoulders.
42%
699 votes
Owls don't have eyeballs. The eyes are long and shaped more like a tube. Owl eyes can't turn in their sockets because of this shape.
8%
131 votes
Owl feathers are velvety thick and soft, absorbing a lot of the sound of their flight.
16%
269 votes
Most owls don't make their own nest. They usually nest in a tree cavity or in an old crow, raven, or hawk nest.
14%
228 votes
Owls can see in the daytime. Their pupils don't get as small as ours in bright light, so to block out the extra light, they often close their eyes half-way or more.
17%
278 votes
Owl stomach juices can't dissolve bones, fur, feathers, or teeth. If these parts got into the intestines and splintered, the owl could die.
13%
211 votes
Owls have four toes-three in front and one behind. But one of an owl's front toes is opposable, like our thumb.
10%
165 votes
When owls close their eyes half way, they block out the sky and some of the sunlight, but can still see the ground below perfectly.
10%
173 votes
Some owls migrate every year, and some stay in the same area all year.
16%
262 votes
N/A
40%
671 votes
Do you like these birds of prey (ones that are listed in question #1)?

3. Do you like these birds of prey (ones that are listed in question #1)?

Yes
62%
1,040 votes
No
9%
150 votes
Undecided
11%
188 votes
Not Applicable
17%
288 votes
Have you seen any of these owl species in the area where you live (ones that are listed in question #1)?

4. Have you seen any of these owl species in the area where you live (ones that are listed in question #1)?

Yes
42%
700 votes
No
33%
555 votes
Undecided
9%
144 votes
Not Applicable
16%
267 votes
12/14/2015 Living 1666 30 By: msrcms

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