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Our Wild Neighbors - Questions and Answers

Owls - True or False

All owls are active at night.

False

Owls do not build nests.

True

Most owls have very soft feathers.

True

Owls can see a very long way.

False

The circle of feathers around an owl's face is called a "face circle."

False  (It's a "facial disc.")

An owl's facial disc gives it better hearing.

True

"Owl pellet" is nicer way to say "owl poop."

False

All owls are carnivores.

True

Some owls eat other owls.

True 

Owls have a toe on each foot that they can point either frontward or backward.

True

All owls hoot.

False

Owls get calcium from the bones of the animals they swallow.

True  

Owls are wiser than other birds.

False

Owls have two eyelids on each eye.

True

Some owls primarily eat bugs.

True

Owls fly very rapidly.

False

Owls find their prey by smell.

False

Owls are a type of raptor.

True

Owls live on every continent except Antarctica.

True

Owls are practically blind in the daytime.

False

Some owls lay their eggs in abandoned woodpecker nests.

True

Barn owls commonly scream.

True

Owls have trouble staying warm in the winter.

False

Owls are excellent at rodent control.

True

Owls can turn their heads in a complete circle.

False

Great horned owls eat skunks.

True

Baby owl chicks are able to take care of themselves.

False