Spotted eagle owl, ‘spotted’ In broad daylight.

January 20, 2016
Spotted eagle owl, ‘spotted’ In broad daylight.

Owls are not often seen hunting in the daylight, they prefer to hunt at night when their vision is up to six times better than that of their prey. Most predators prefer to hunt when the sun has set, since their preys’ vision becomes impaired. A recent study concluded that owls also use sound to detect prey in absolute darkness. They can not see when pitch black, but use sound in the same way as bats to detect their prey, and due to silent flight they are able to snatch their prey unexpectedly.

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