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

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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

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

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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

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Song Lyrics

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