Animals have a well-developed art of camouflage. they have to constantly struggle for survival, hide from enemies or sneak up on prey. Reliable camouflage is indispensable here. Now let’s look at owls that can become invisible.
Owls are a group of birds of prey, which includes more than 420 large and medium-sized species, mainly nocturnal birds, common in all countries of the world.
According to their anatomical features, owls differ from daytime carnivores and therefore stand out as an independent detachment.
Most owls are real nocturnal birds, and many of them fly freely even on completely dark nights, as can be judged by their cry. The flight of owls is silent and allows them to fly up to sleeping birds completely unnoticed.
Owls are settled all over the world, from the equator to the cold northern countries, they can be found everywhere: on the seashore, and in the mountains, and in the desert, and in the steppe, and even in cities.
Thanks to the camouflage color, owls can completely blend in with the environment and become almost invisible.
The owl’s eyes are very large and look straight ahead. An owl cannot move its eyes, like a person, because the eyes of owls remain motionless throughout their entire life.
The world for owls is black and white. Contrary to popular belief that owls do not see anything during the day, owls’ eyes are not so sensitive to daylight; an owl, for example, sees perfectly during the day, even at a great distance.
Both the sight and hearing of owls are extremely delicate. It is almost 4 times thinner than that of a cat.
Thanks to a number of adaptations, owls can turn their heads as much as 270 ° without harm to their health.
In culture, the owl is a symbol of wisdom. She is an attribute of the ancient Greek goddess Athena.