Photo ©Patricia McQuade
Although it is called a Horned
Owl, this owl doesn’t have horns. Those
feathers sticking up on its head are called ear tufts. But they are not ears either,
just feathers. The owl’s ear holes are on the sides of its head, right
behind its eyes.
The Great Horned Owl is also called a hoot owl. When you hear the
hoooo hoo-hoo sound of an owl on TV, this is the one you’re hearing.
This owl eats everything: squirrels, snakes, ducks, raccoons and cats. It
even eats other owls and large hawks like the Red-tailed Hawk.