Tag: owls

Dec 5, 2014

Just an Owl Going for a Swim

Just an Owl Going for a Swim

Apparently this owl retreated to the water for a swim to escape two peregrine falcons. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an owl swimming before, but the form looks good! The video was taken at Loyola Park Beach in Rogers Park, Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Oct 1, 2014

Baby Owls Find Camera Near Their Nest and Try to Eat It

Baby Owls Find Camera Near Their Nest and Try to Eat It

Two curious (and adorable) baby owls find a camera near their nest and attempt to eat it. Even the mother drops by to make an appearance. Their eyes are so piercing, what an amazing animal! Filmed by AS Goprod.

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May 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: Angry Bird

Picture of the Day: Angry Bird

Photograph by Etienne on Flickr Even owls can have bad days! This baby owl has a feather sticking out and doesn’t look too pleased about it. Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular…

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Apr 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Photograph by Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg. The photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day for 19 February 2014. The Burrowing Owl is found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They…

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Nov 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Owl Eyes

Picture of the Day: Owl Eyes

OWL EYES Photograph by Tony Hisgett Seen here is an intense close up of an Indian Eagle-Owl’s eyes. The Indian Eagle-Owl, also called the Rock Eagle-Owl or Bengal Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis) is a species of large horned owl found in the Indian Subcontinent. The species is often considered a subspecies of the…

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Jun 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Masked Owl

Picture of the Day: The Masked Owl

THE MASKED OWL Photograph by benjamin444 | CC BY-SA 3.0 The Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) is a barn owl of Southern New Guinea and the non-desert areas of Australia. Masked Owls show strong reverse sexual dimorphism (obvious differences between male and female). A male Masked Owl’s weight ranges from 420-800g, while…

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Dec 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: Owl Get You

Picture of the Day: Owl Get You

OWL GET YOU Photograph via The Government of Quebec In this incredible capture we see a Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) about to pounce on its prey. The yellow-eyed, black-beaked, white bird is 52–71 centimetres (20–28 in) long, with a 125–150 centimetres (49–59 in) wingspan. These birds can weigh anywhere from 1.6 to…

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