Owls: Our Most Enchanting Bird by Matt SewellIn this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds, Our Songbirds and Our Woodland Birds, street artist Matt Sewell captures the world’s most evocative bird: the owl. In his much-loved pop-art watercolours and accompanied with his whimsical descriptions, Matt Sewell expresses the individual characters of owls as never before.
From tiny Elf Owls to huge Eagle Owls, from the mysterious creatures of the night to an impossibly fluffy baby owl, they are undoubtedly one of the world’s most intriguing feathered friends. These wise, magical birds are otherworldly in their striking colours and stature, and its not just birdwatchers who are obsessed. With 50 hand-selected, hand-painted owls, this is a delightful gift which appeals to owl lovers, bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.
Owls of The World
America C. America S. Home Species Articles About. Common Barn Owl Tyto alba. Ashy-faced Owl Tyto glaucops.
Most people have heard the deep, powerful hooting of an owl late at night. These impressive birds are generally nocturnal, and their camouflaged feathers commonly allow them to go unseen by prey animals and bird-watchers alike. Those who are lucky enough to spot one of the elusive owls are often surprised by just how large they can get! While a large portion of the hefty appearance of these 5 species of owls can be attributed to their fluffy feathers, make no mistake—these incredible raptors can grow to amazing sizes. Source: wikimedia. These impressive birds are primarily monogamous, and share parental duties such as incubating eggs and hunting for food to sustain both parents during the incubation period. Like many other owls, the Great Horned Owl swallows its prey whole.
Strigidae Tytonidae Ogygoptyngidae fossil Palaeoglaucidae fossil Protostrigidae fossil Sophiornithidae fossil. Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes , which includes about 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 polar ice caps and some remote islands. Owls are divided into two families : the true or typical owl family, Strigidae, and the barn-owl family, Tytonidae.
The long-eared owl is a bit of a squatter as it prefers to take over other birds' abandoned nests. Found in North America, Europe and Asia, the long-eared owl takes up residence in the abandoned nests of similarly sized birds such as hawks, ravens or magpies. There are more than 22 different barn owl species.
Even in captivity the birds remain aloof, unruffled by the flash and unmoved by attempts to bribe them. Photographer Brad Wilson learned that lesson firsthand after trying to win over owls from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. He spent hours with each bird, trying to capture its direct gaze. Wilson is an expert at point-blank portraits. But owls were the most compelling and challenging subjects, he says. Wilson wanted his images to accentuate the nobility and independence of each captive bird, minimizing its dependence on its caretaker. Many had wing injuries, for example, which he concealed in his pictures.