Screech-owls are carnivores and feed on multiple types of prey, including moths, katydids, crayfish and small mammals like bats, small birds and mice. Its wide prey base makes it this owl with the most varied food source in North America.
Animals that eat and prey on owls include foxes, cats, eagles and hawks. Even some larger owl species such as the great horned owl and the snowy owl occasionally prey on other owls.Full Answer >
Snowy owls eat mammals, such as rabbits and rodents, and other birds. The snowy owl swallows its prey whole when it eats and hunts during the day.Full Answer >
Owls have been used in various artistic, mythological and literary traditions to symbolize concepts such as wisdom, magic, nighttime, protection and awareness. For example, the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, was often seen accompanied by owls.Full Answer >
Owls are associated with intelligence, but they are actually not as intelligent as some other birds. These birds are better known for their sharp senses, which help them identify prey and give them good night vision.Full Answer >