The largest owl in the world in terms of weight is the Blakiston's fish owl, a rare species found in Asia. The great gray owl is the longest owl. It weighs less than the Blakiston's fish owl.
Blakiston's fish owls can weigh up to 10 pounds and can have a wingspan of more than 6 feet. They can measure more than 2 feet long. Great gray owls, which are found in parts of North America, Europe and Asia, can be up to 33 inches long.
Russia, Japan and China have populations of Blakiston's fish owls. These owls hunt salmon for food. Little research has been done on them, because their small population and shy temperaments make it difficult for scientists to observe them.Learn More
Owls prey on a very large variety of creatures, including squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and certain small birds. They also have been known to eat falcons and even other owls.Full Answer >
A group of owls is called a parliament. There are other collective nouns in use for groups of owls, including flock, but parliament is the most frequently cited word.Full Answer >
Cultures throughout history have viewed owl sightings differently, with some believing that they are reminders to rely on personal wisdom and others that they are harbingers of death, sickness or general misfortune. The Greeks believed that owl sightings were a sign of good fortune. Ancient Greeks portrayed the goddess Athena, who was known for her wisdom, as being accompanied by an owl much of the time.Full Answer >
A group of owls is officially called a parliament. Some people refer to a group of owls as a brood, diss, nest, looming or wisdom.Full Answer >