Owls are a bird-type that usually live and hunt unaccompanied by others. There are some owls can see well enough in sunlight to hunt during the day as well as by night; however, the majority of owl species hunt for food at night as their eyes are specially adapted for this. Most night-hunting owls have well developed vision in the dark; however, there are species that have such sensitive hearing they rely very little on their vision. These owls locate and catch mice, voles, and other small mammals in total darkness. They listen for the rustling noise the animals make running through the forest. Owls eat mostly mammals. The larger owls catch rabbits and squirrels, and the smaller ones catch mice, rats, and shrews. There are some owls that will also hunt a few birds and insects; while others have been known to take fish from shallow waters. Like hawks, owls tear large prey into pieces when they eat it. If the prey is small enough, they swallow it whole. They later cough up pellets of undigested bones, fur, scales, and feathers. These owl pellets can be found under their nests and roosting areas.
There are about 145 different species of owls. They are found throughout the tropical, temperate, and sub-arctic regions of the world and on many oceanic islands.
The smallest species is the tiny elf owl, measuring about 6 inches long, that live in Southwestern United States and western Mexico.
The largest species is the great gray owl that lives deep in woods of Canada and Alaska as far north as trees grow. Gray owls grow to about 30 inches long and have a wingspread of 54 to 60 inches.
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