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Great Horned Owl

- Great Horned Owls have 3 eyelids, one is for blinking one is for sleeping and the third protects from debris.
- They can change the shape of their facial disks to funnel sound into their ears, helping them hear 10 times better than humans.
-They are monogamous and mate for life, however they split after mating season, and return to each other when it begins again.
- Females are bigger than males in order to better incubate the eggs.
- Great Horned Owls have a poor sense of smell, which is why skunk is a favourite meal.
- These beautiful owls are very early nesters, and lay their eggs long before the snow melts.
- Young Great Horned Owls normally do not move far from the area in which they were born: over 90 percent of nestlings that have been banded and later recovered were less than 80 km away.
- They most often nest in trees and use a nest that was made by another bird or animal such as hawks, ravens, herons or squirrels.
- Colouring of the Great Horned Owls changes from region to region, and is related to the average humidity of the area.
- The majority of Great Horned Owls do not migrate, they are year round residents of their location.
- Their talons are so strong it takes 28 pounds of force to open them!