Bible Birds – Owls

Bible Birds – Owls

Western Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by SSlayton

Western Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by SSlayton

And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.  (Isaiah 34:13-15)

Owls are divided into two different families in the:

STRIGIFORMES (Owls) Order

Fun Owl Facts for Kids

Owl is mentioned in 8 verses in the KJV and the word Owls is in 6 verses.

  • The owls, little owls, great owls, and screech owls are in the Bible.
  • Other versions lists – horned owls, eagle owl, short-eared, long-eared owl, barn owl and a white owl.

Check out our range of fun owl facts for kids. Learn what owls eat, how they hunt, what a group of owls is called and much more.

Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about owls.

  • There are around 200 different owl species.
  • Owls are active at night (nocturnal).
  • A group of owls is called a parliament.
  • Most owls hunt insects, small mammals and other birds.
  • Some owl species hunt fish.
  • Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch and kill prey.
  • Owls have large eyes and a flat face.
  • Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
  • Owls are farsighted, meaning they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly.
  • Owls are very quiet in flight compared to other birds of prey.
  • The color of owl’s feathers helps them blend into their environment (camouflage).
  • Barn owls can be recognized by their heart shaped face.

(Taken from Science Kids Fun Facts and here.)

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