Owl Facts For Kids Ages 6-8
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Owl Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting facts about owls.
- Owls live in many habitats: Owls can live just about anywhere. They live in the cold Arctic tundra, in dry deserts, and in the mountains. They live in the country and in the city. There may be owls living in a tree or barn near your neighborhood!
- Owls are birds of prey: Owls are predators that eat other animals for food. Birds of prey are also called raptors. Other kinds of raptors include ospreys, hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Most raptors hunt during the day, but owls hunt at night.
- Owls have wide wings and lightweight bodies: The wings are rounded on top and curved underneath. The large feathers that make up most of the wings and tail are called flight feathers. The strong, stiff feathers push down on the air and lift the owl into the air. Owls fly by flapping their wings or by gliding. They glide by keeping their wings stiff and riding the wind currents.
- Owls are very quiet when they fly: Their flight feathers have soft, jagged edges that muffle sound. The feathers on the surface of the wing are soft and velvety and absorb the sound of the wing moving. Silent flight is important to an owl’s ability to catch prey at night.
- Owls preen their feathers: Owls must keep their feathers in good condition in order to fly. They use their beaks and talons to clean the dirt and parasites out of their feathers and to keep them straight. This is called preening.
In Owl Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Are Owls Warm-Blooded Vertebrates?
- How Many Kinds Of Owls Are There?
- What Color Are Owls?
- How Big Are Owls?
- How Do Owls Fly?
- What Are Talons?
- Do Owls Mate For Life?
- What Is A Facial Disk?
- Where Do Owls Lay Their Eggs?
- What Are Baby Owls Called?
- Do Owls Protect Their Young?
- What Do Owls Eat?
- Do Owls Have Enemies?