Owl Archive

Owl Clocks belled twelve. Main street showed otherwise Than its suburb of woods : nimbus— Lit, but unpeopled, held its windows Of wedding pastries, Diamond rings, potted roses, fox-skins Ruddy on the wax mannequins In a glassed tableau of affluence. From deep-sunk basements What moved the pale, raptorial owl Then, to squall above the level Of streetlights and wires, its wall to wall Wingspread in control Of the ferrying currents, belly Dense-feathered, fearfully soft to Look upon? Rats’ teeth gut the city Shaken by owl cry.   Written by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

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Coruja-buraqueira (Speotyto cunicularia) – Burrowing Owl Originally uploaded by Flávio Cruvinel Brandão Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) The Burrowing Owl is the Bird-of-the-day today! It is technically known as the Athene cunicularia. It gets its name for its burrowing practices, it lives in underground burrows rather than in trees. It can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts or any other dry, open area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the mid-day heat. Most hunting is still done from dusk until dawn, when their owl apomorphies are most advantageous.1 They typical Burrowing Owl lives to be at least 9 [&hellip

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