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How the owl camouflage to survive?
Question Date: 2013-11-07
Answer 1:

Owls are great aren’t they? As you know, they are mostly active at night. During the day, they usually stay hidden in trees. They are very hard to see because:

1. They stay still. It is hard to find things that don’t move.

2. They hide themselves where there are a lot of leaves. This keeps them in the dark and hidden.

3. Their feathers have a pattern that looks like bark. If they were all one color, they would be easy to see


4. They have feathers sticking up out of their heads. This breaks up their outline, making them harder to see.

5. They keep their eyes closed. If you look at pictures of camouflaged owls, they eyes are the easiest thing to see. If you Google “owl camouflage,” you can see some amazing photos. owl camouflage

Some owls live in burrows under the ground, a whole different way to hide. Why do you think owls are active at night (nocturnal)?

If you are interested in birds, you may want to be an ornithologist some day.

Answer 2:

Owls are meat-eating birds, so don't depend on camouflage as much as many other animals; instead, other animals use camouflage to protect themselves from being eaten by owls. That said, a camouflaged owl is harder to escape from than a visible one, so it does help some owls find food.

Answer 3:

Owls and other organisms use camouflage to survive in a couple of ways. They can use camouflage to hide from predators, making it less likely to get eaten. But they can also use camouflage to hide from their prey, making it easier to "sneak up" on their food!

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