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.
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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