Web Store Data

Birds | December 14, 2021 7:47 AM | hangbony

Owl Grabs Out Baby Birds In Nest!

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

It’s the story that the bird can rotate its head 180deg to see its back fully like its master. Interesting and shocking at the same time.

The owl is an Asian Barred Owlet aka Cuckoo Owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides), one of a group of “pygmy owls” native to both the Old and the New World. All have poorly developed facial disks for sound based hunting, and rely more on vision when hunting than most owls.

Despite their small to tiny size, they have very powerful feet for their size, and unlike many other small owls, rarely eat insects, but prey almost entirely on birds and mammals, including victims considerably larger than themselves. They start hunting well before sunset and often hunt during the day.

The covering with the wings is “mantling”; it braces the raptor against struggling prey, and conceals victims from opportunistic competitors while simultaneously making the raptor look larger and more to those who would challenge it for prey, or to songbirds mobbing the predator. To add to this effect, many Glaucidium owls have fake eyespots on the back of their head (these are lacking in the Asian Barred Owlet).

Related Posts

Birds | April 2, 2023 12:25 PM

The Majestic Wings of the Blue Jay Bring the Colors of the Sea to the Sky

Birds |

The Remarkably Stunning, Boldly Colored Scarlet Minivet Is A Rare Find

Birds |

Stunning In A Shiny, Shimmering Reddish-Orange Feather Coat, This Bird Is Praised As A Living Gemstone Of The Forest

Birds |

The Great Kiskadee is a bird known for its vividly bright appearance and great looks.

Copyright © 2022 hangbona.com

Powered by WordPress and Hangbona