Monday, March 19, 2012

Tuesday Tweets.

The great horned owl gets its name from the "horns" on the top of its head. These are not really horns and they are not ears either, as many people assume that they are. If you look closely at the picture above you can see that they are just feathers. What is their purpose? Great horns use them to communicate mood. It is also surmised that they help to break up the owl silhouette thus helping with their camouflage.

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5 comments:

Kate said...

He definitely looks like "a wise ole owl!"

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful bird!

Genie said...

What a great shot....but I bet you have the besets of the best of the cameras. Your photos always knock me off my feet they are so beautiful and filled with detail. St. Patrick’s Day we went over to friends for corned beef and cabbage. When I was going out to the car, I ALMOST stepped on a what I would call a very, very, very small nest. Well, at dinner, the 6 of us went online to see what size a hummingbird nest is, but all we could find were webcams and macro shots which distort the size. This little nest is very small, but nothing like we think a hummingbird nest to be. Can you help us out? genie

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great photo.

Regards and best wishes

Modesto Viegas said...

great portrait!!!