top left top right
The Owl Pages
Google+
Follow Me on Pinterest

Barn Owl swooping

Barn Owl swooping - Picture 5 in Owl Physiology: Food - A Barn Owl swoops silently on an unsuspecting prey. Note the talons (2 forward, 2 backwards) spread wide to increase the area of the strike. The sound of the Barn Owl's wings are muffled by a velvety ...

 

PreviousPrev  NextNext

A Barn Owl swoops silently on an unsuspecting prey. Note the talons (2 forward, 2 backwards) spread wide to increase the area of the strike. The sound of the Barn Owl's wings are muffled by a velvety pile on the feather surface. In addition, the leading edges of the wing feathers have a fringe or fine comb which deadens the sound of the wing beats.

Photographer: Andy Harmer  © Copyright

 
bottom left bottom right
top left top right
bottom left bottom right