Owl

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Introduction1

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

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

Portal

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

Search

WolframAlpha

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Innovation

Science

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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

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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

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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

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