Tag: owls

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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Nov 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

THE MINIATURE NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL Photograph by JASON IDZERDA The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a small owl native to North America. Their habitat is coniferous forests, sometimes mixed or deciduous woods, across North America. They live in tree cavities and old nests made by other small raptors. Some are permanent residents, while…

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Nov 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Great Grey Owl

Picture of the Day: The Great Grey Owl

THE GREAT GREY OWL Photograph by JARI PELTOMAKI on Google+ Photographer Jari Peltomaki’s Remarks: Great Grey Owl is my favourite bird species and I have done a lot of photography with them in Finland. I also arrange workshops to photograph them when there is a good situation to photograph them! The Great…

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Aug 12, 2010

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

Photograph by René Pedersen Owls are awesome. It’s an undeniable fact. They are expressive, they are diverse and they are stealthy. Oh, and their heads are on a swivel. Below you will find 10 interesting facts and a collection of photographs that capture these beautiful creatures. Enjoy! Photograph by John Booth Owls belong to the…

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