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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Where owls live

Short-eared owl
Owls can be found in all parts of the world except Antarctica. Of the roughly 10,000 species of birds around the world around 200 are owls. And North America is home to at least nineteen different species of owls.

Typical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey. They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disk. Eleven species have been recorded in Michigan.

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