Owl Facts For Kids Ages 9-12
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Owl Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting owl facts.
- Owls are raptors: Owls are raptors, also known as birds of prey. Raptors find, catch, and eat other animals. Eagles, hawks, falcons, ospreys, and vultures are raptors too. Unlike other raptors, owls are nocturnal hunters. Owls are one of the quietest flying birds on Earth. Silent flight is very important to their ability to find and catch prey in the quiet of the night.
- Owls live in various habitats: Owls live in every continent except Antarctica and in almost every habitat around the world. A habitat is the natural home or environment of a plant or animal. Owls live in the cold Arctic tundra, in dry deserts, and in the mountains.
- Owls come in many sizes: Owls appear to be bigger and heavier than they really are because of their fluffy feathers. Owls actually weigh very little. The smallest owl is the elf owl, measuring about 6 inches (16 cm) and weighing about 1.3 ounces (40 g). The two heaviest owls with the largest wingspan are two species of eagle owls: the Eurasian eagle owl and the Blakiston’s fish owl. Both of these owls have a wingspan of about 5.2 feet (1.6 m) and can weigh up to 9 pounds (4kg).
- Owls are covered in feathers: Feathers are made of a protein called keratin, which is the same material that fingernails, horns, hooves, and claws are made of. Owls are covered in different types of overlapping feathers.
- Owls have lived on Earth for many years: Owls have been around for a very long time. Scientists think they have lived on Earth for 65 million years. Owls play an important role in the balance of nature. They help farmers because they eat insects and small mammals that are harmful to crops.
In Owl Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Owls Are Raptors
- Owls Are Warm-Blooded
- Owls Are Vertebrates
- What Owls Look Like
- Where Owls Live
- Owls Mate For Life
- Where Owls Make Their Nests
- Where Owls Lay Their Eggs
- What Baby Owls Are Called
- Owls Take Care of Their Young
- What Owls Eat