Scared skinny

May 9, 2008

Blaire made me watch this video about weirdo owls.  It’s a bit creepy I wouldn’t watch it right before bed.

 

Anyway, I did my research and it seems that most owls do this, not just these species. 

Owls have a very expressive body language. Many species will bob and weave their head, as if curious about something – this is in fact to further improve their three-dimensional concept of what they are viewing.
When relaxed, the plumage is loose and fluffy. If an owl becomes alarmed, it will become slim, its feathers pulled in tightly to the body, and ear-tufts, if any, will stand straight up. A pygmy Owl will cock its tail and flick it from side to side when excited or alarmed. Little owls bob their body up and down when alert.
When protecting young or defending itself, an Owl may assume a “threat” or defensive posture, with feathers ruffled to increase apparent size. The head may be lowered, and wings spread out and pointing down.

For more owl info– owlpages.com

pretty crazy

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