Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

Owls are animals famous for being nocturnal hunters. But not every owl is nocturnal. Some like to be active and hunt during the day.

A couples years ago, I attended a falconism exhibition and learned that the eye color of the owls can give you a hint on their habits. Then, today, as I was preparing this post, I decided to do a little research on that, just to confirm and realized there is also a third type, the crepuscular.

And I just happen to have pictures from all three, taken on the exhibition I mentioned above. Here they are:

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Dark eyes in owls that like to hunt at night – nocturnal

 

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Yellow eyes for owls that like to hunt during daylight – diurnal

 

 

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Orange eyes for owls that prefer hunting around dawn or dusk – crepuscular

 


This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

 

 

 

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