Owls are the popular nocturnal birds. Now, you can see these birds in the following animated owl pictures below.
The owl belongs to Strigiformes’ order, or nocturnal birds of prey, such as barn owls, tawny owls, and owls. The family is the Strigidae.
Owl Animated Images
A typical trait of this species is the presence of tufts on the ears. The eyes are frontal and surrounded by two dark circles, cut by a clear stripe in the middle. The pupils are orange.
The eyes cannot make a rotational movement, being fixed. So when the owl needs to turn around, it rotates its head directly, creating a 270-degree movement. Its sight is excellent even at night, as well as its hearing, very fine.
The body covered with feathers has various shades: the neck, head, and upper part of the wings are brown, with darker spots.
The rest of the body, in the lower area, is lighter, from brown to yellow ochre, with darker stripes. These shades help the owl blend into the hollow of trees, where it spends its days.
The Owl is a carnivorous bird of prey. Its food is very varied. Insects, other birds, mice, snakes, hares are its prey.
Like all birds of prey, the hunting technique is to sight, glide silently and grab with its claws its victim, with which it already tears it apart, then with its beak, it stuns it and devours it, swallowed whole.
Its stomach performs a sort of synthesis, discarding bones and fur that are regurgitated in a bolus form.
The Owl, as already mentioned, prefers the woods and coniferous forests. It looks for areas with lush vegetation but also open spaces for flying and hunting.
Owl as a pet? That it can be a friendly-looking bird of prey is beyond doubt, and some have questioned whether it is possible to breed the owl in captivity.
In any case, it is a wild animal that needs particular conditions and, in the case who takes care of it, must have a specific experience in the field.