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Great Horned Owl


Great Horned Owl looking at camera Photo by Greg Hume

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“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”
Job 42:5 (NIV)

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  • A Great Horned Owl’s strong talons require a force of 28 pounds to open.
  • The eyes of a great horned owl do not move. Instead, the owl is able to turn its head 270 degrees to look in any direction.
  • The “horns” on their head are not ears. They are tufts of feathers, called plumicorns.
  • Their hearing is 10x times better than that of a human. And their ears are located on the sides of their heads under some feathers.
  • The great horned owl has cylindrical eyes–which acts sorta like binoculars.
  • The great horned owl's call is low pitch but loud – who-hoo-ho-oo
  • Listen to the owl's call
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OWL ACTIVITY SHEET Great Horned Owl eye close up Photo by Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK
The eyes of Great Horned Owl are almost as big as a humans but they are also cyclindrical–which helps give them ability to see in telephoto style

Great Horned Owl sitting in a tree by Ryk NavesGreat Horned Owl in flight by Peter K Burian
Click on the image to see it larger. Look at how big his feet are.
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