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What do owls eat?
Question Date: 2013-04-18
Answer 1:

Owls are predatory birds, which means they kill other animals to eat so they can survive. Owls would be at the top of their food chain as predators with the preys under them. There are many types of owls, such as barn owls, barred owls, snowy owls, spotted owls, and eagle owls. Even though all owls mostly eat other birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, different types of owls prefer different animals they eat - smaller owls may prey mostly on mice and shrews, while larger owls may eat birds their own size and small foxes.

Owls are carnivores, meaning they eat mostly eat other animals. Owls have special features that help them hunt better, like keen eyesight, hearing, and special wings that don't make too loud of a noise. They usually stay on a branch of a tree and wait for their prey. Once they see their delicious meal, owls will swoop down with their wings wide and kill the animal. Some owls do something called mantling, or shielding their prey under their wings to hide it. Since owls are nocturnal, or stay awake during the night, they hunt mainly in the night.

Answer 2:

Owls are carnivorous, eating meat - mostly rodents, but sometimes other birds and probably other animals as well. Being mostly nocturnal, however, most of the prey that owls encounter are mammals, since most reptiles (including other birds) are diurnal.

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