Owls of Florida

They might seem cute and fluffy, but let’s just say they’re the silent but deadly type.

Great horned owls often reuse the nests of

Which is the largest species of owl in Florida?

Owls can’t rotate their eyes in their sockets, but they can rotate their heads as much as

Burrowing owls have long legs and are good runners, which makes sense because they mostly live

Different species often adapt to their environment by specializing in some way. Take Florida’s owls, for example. They are all slightly different in size, in where they nest and in the habitats in which they hunt. How is this kind of adaptive specialization beneficial for all of these species? What do you think would be the result if they were all more or less the same size and they nested and fed in more or less the same areas on more or less the same things?

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