Owl

Cosma Home > Communication > Knowledge > Realm > Terrestrial > Sphere > Life > Animal > Owl

Spotlight


Related

Pages

Terrestrial (Earth)
Sphere Land, Ice, Water (Ocean), Air, Life (Cell, Gene, Microscope)
Ecosystem Forest, Grassland, Desert, Arctic, Aquatic

Tree of Life
Microorganism
Plant Flower, Tree
Animal
Invertebrate Octopus, Ant, Bee, Butterfly, Spider, Lobster
Vertebrate Fish, Seahorse, Ray, Shark, Frog, Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Bat, Rabbit, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Whale, Dolphin, Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human

Resources

These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…

General

Portal

Owl Pages
Owl Resources (The Owl Pages)
Owls (All About Brids, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Dictionary

owl : any of an order (Strigiformes) of chiefly nocturnal birds of prey with a large head and eyes, short hooked bill, strong talons, and soft fluffy often brown-mottled plumage — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Encyclopedia

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica and some remote islands. Owls are divided into two families: the Strigidae family of true (or typical) owls; and the Tytonidae family of barn-owls. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Introduction


Search

WolframAlpha

Preservation

History

Owls in Mythology and Culture (Deane Lewis, Owl Pages)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

Owl Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education


Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

World Owl Trust, Owl Research Institute

News

Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Arts

The Best Owls in Literature (Beulah Maud Devaney, Huffington Post)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

returntotop

More…

Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories Phys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • Sticker shock: Conservation costs and policy...
    on November 14, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Earlier this year, a heartbreaking drama played out near Vancouver Island. An endangered orca named J35 carried her dead calf for weeks in an apparent mourning ritual captivating onlookers around the world. […]

  • Owls help scientists unlock secret of how the...
    on October 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    By studying barn owls, scientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they've taken an important step toward solving the longstanding mystery of how the brain chooses what most deserves attention. […]

  • Scientists develop new way to track swift parrots
    on October 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) could be a step closer to saving the critically endangered swift parrot, after showing it's possible to predict where the parrots will settle to breed. […]

  • Researcher using bird's eye view to reduce...
    on September 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Brandon Samuels plans to set up cameras this January in hopes of catching footage of birds crashing into windows across campus. Honestly, he really is a nice guy – it's for science. […]

  • Oral traditions show that early Māori recognised...
    on September 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Museums throughout Aotearoa New Zealand feature displays of enormous articulated skeletons and giant eggs. The eggs are bigger than two hands put together. This is all that remains of the moa. […]