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Owls (lat. Strigiformes, or Striges) - a detachment of birds of prey, including more than 420 large and medium-sized species, mainly nocturnal birds, common in all countries of the world. There are two families in the order: owls, or real owls, and barn owls, however, in the Sibli-Alqvist taxonomy, all families of the goat-like order (Caprimulgiformes) are placed in the order.

Brief description of Owls : large head, large round eyes in front of the head, beak short, predatory. It hunts at night, the plumage is soft, the flight is silent, the nails are long and sharp, masking color.

"Owls are not what they seem . " These creatures from the world of birds, with a deep and piercing gaze, and unique behavior, knowingly from time immemorial inhabit tales and legends. Since ancient times, owls have been symbols of something dark or symbols of wisdom. For rodents and hares, an owl is a symbol of death: owls are excellent hunters with the finest hearing, night vision, silent wings and deadly speed.

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Scientific classification

  • Domain: Eukaryotes
  • Kingdom: Animals
  • Type: Chordates
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Owls

Synonyms

  • Caprimulgiformes
  • Steatornithes
  • Caprimulgi

Families

  • Owls, or Real Owls (Strigidae)
  • Barn Owl (Tytonidae)

International scientific name

  • Strigiformes Wagler, 1830

Area

Owl habitat

Anatomical features

According to their anatomical features, they differ from daytime predators and therefore stand out in an independent squad. Features of the skeleton of owls include: the existence of processes of the main bone, a kind of triple articulation of the lower jaw with the skull, very short phalanges of the third finger, the mobility of the outer finger, which can be folded back, and finally, in most species (except for barn owls), the notches on the posterior edge of the thoracic bones. Five rows of harder, studied feathers form a radiant nimbus, the so-called facial disc. The feathery feathers of the wide wings are wide, rounded at the ends and bent toward the body; the outer webs of the first three feathers are often fringed or serrated, which allows the owl to fly almost silently; the third and fourth feathers are longer than the rest. The tail feathers of a cropped or rounded, usually short tail, are also bent to the bottom. The legs are usually feathered to the ground.

The sharp long claws of them are strongly bent. The beak of an owl, bending from the very base, has no notches along the edges and ends with a short hook, with the help of which owls can produce a characteristic click, expressing strong excitement or irritation. A short wax is always covered with bristly feathers.

The eyes of the owls are very large and look straight ahead, according to the position of the eye sockets on the front of the facial parts of the skull, that is, the owl cannot move its eyes like a human. The eyes of owls stand motionless throughout their life. The world for owls seems black and white. Contrary to popular belief that owls do not see anything during the day, owl eyes are not so sensitive to daylight; an eagle owl, for example, sees perfectly during the day, even at a great distance. The pupil of the owls narrows and expands greatly, not only with a change in lighting, but with each inhalation and exhalation. Both vision and hearing of owls are extremely subtle. It is almost 4 times thinner than a cat. The outer ear is relatively large and can be covered by a rolling fold of skin that is feathered outside; the radiant feathers sitting around the ear openings form, as it were, the outer shell of the ear.

Owls can turn their heads 270 ° without harm to health thanks to a number of adaptations. Firstly, the carotid arteries of owls in the area of ​​the lower jawbone have a balloon-like expansion, which creates a blood supply in case blood supply “from below” decreases with a sharp turn. Because of this feature, the network of small blood vessels extending from the main arteries is enlarged, which facilitates the delivery of blood to the brain. Secondly, so that the blood vessels are not pinched in the corresponding holes in the cervical vertebrae when the head is rotated, these holes are about 10 times wider than the diameter of the arteries passing through them. Thirdly, the carotid arteries are connected to the vertebral by special jumpers-anastomoses in case the carotid arteries are tightly compressed during rotation.

Most owls are dull; usually black spots, stripes and specks are more or less densely scattered over the main gray or rusty background; but this coloring of owls always harmonizes with the surrounding background and completely hides them at dusk.

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