Owls Use More Than Their Sharp Eyes to Catch Prey

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Owls’ facial features provide them with exceptional hearing perfect for tracking down prey that they cannot see. This video provides details of the unique anatomy that allows owls to hunt in low-light conditions. This superb hearing results from a combination of an owl’s head shape, brain, ear design, and ear position, notes the Barn Owl Conservation Network. However, owls only truly take advantage of these traits because of another unique ability of the species: nearly silent flight.

After learning about how owls hear so well, check out this footage of a snowy owl being released into the wild.

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