A owl it’s a animal which belongs to the clade of the strigid. It’s about a nocturnal bird of prey, characterized by having feathers that look like ears. This peculiarity makes it possible to differentiate owls from owls and other similar species.
Of this animal it is worth knowing a series of identity signs such as the following:
• Although it prefers to live in wooded areas, it can adapt to any place.
• It stands out for its speed.
• It has excellent vision and a developed sense of hearing, hence it is even capable of hunting at night.
• Their diet is varied, it depends on the season of the year and also on the place where they live. However, the usual thing is that it feeds on mice, worms, rabbits or spiders that it captures by itself.
The owl, which is usually around eighteen inches tall, has bulging eyes and a curved beak. Its characteristics, however, can be quite varied, since it is known as owls to birds belonging to different genders.
Among them we can mention Bubo bubo or Royal Owl, which lives in various European, African and Asian regions. Throughout history, the eagle owl used to be found in different habitat, from forests to tundras through very arid spaces. However, for various reasons, their area of influence was reduced and now it is usual that they are secluded in mountains.
The eagle owl, which can be bred for falconry, It is a hunting animal that feeds on other birds (even owls) and mammals such as small foxes, hares, squirrels and rabbits.
Another genus of owl is known as american eagle owl or horned owl, which lives throughout the American continent. It can weigh about a kilogram and, like the aforementioned Bubo bubo, it is often used in falconry.
It is interesting to note that there is what is known as ululophilia. This can be defined as the collection of handmade owls and owls that many people carry out and that in recent years has become widespread for two main reasons: because it has a low cost, since the pieces are usually small and of little value, and because this animal is associated with magic and protection.
Specifically at this time, in a high percentage of cultures, the owl is also identified with courage, power, intuition, wisdom, knowledge and intelligence. Specifically due to these last three values, it is used both as a symbol of education and as a mascot in the different educational graduations that take place.
Due to the nocturnal habits of these animals, in informal language it is often said that a person is an owl when work or do activities at night. For instance: “I have been an owl for eight months and cover the night guards at the hospital”.
In addition to all the above, we cannot ignore that there is a film called “Gray Owl”. In 1999, under the direction of Richard Attenborough, this film was released in which Pierce Brosnan gives life to an Englishman who lived in the middle of nature for many years without the company of anyone.