Wise bird. Part two
Owls – hardly not the most popular birds on the Internet. They are dedicated to whole sites and blogs, and videos with them by the number of views can be throughout the video about the cats. And it is not surprising: owls are unusually photogenic. Their facial expressions are very diverse and often reminds human. It seems they, like us, are experiencing emotions.
But owls are striking not only appearance – in many ways they are also not like other feathered. For example, in acute hearing, they are superior to all birds and most mammals. In this regard, their own sound signals playing great importance for them, which are not limited to one Wuhan: owls are able to whistle, squeeze, publish shrill screams, click, grumble and even laugh. However, their ears are hidden from human eyes, and two chains covered with feathers are not responsible for the hearing at all. Real ears are arranged asymmetrically and differ in size, form and position on the head.
The vision of the cognizance is unusually also: their eyes throughout their lives stand still in place, but this property of physiology compensates the mobility of the neck – owls can turn the head to 270 °. No less interesting and other features of these birds. In contrast to many land animals, they are not afraid of water and even pleasantly sit under torrential rain – so they care for feathers.
Contrary to mutual ideas, the rations of OWS are not only rodents and small birds. Some species are able to overcome production, superior to them in size, for example a young boar, fox or a deer. Like swans of owls of the monogamna, their pairs are preserved for many years, and sometimes throughout life.
The first part of the photo project dedicated to these beautiful birds, see here.