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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


owl |oul|
a nocturnal bird of prey with large forward-facing eyes surrounded by facial disks, a hooked beak, and typically a loud call. •

In early Indian folklore, Owls personify wisdom and helpfulness, and have powers of prophecy. This thread recurs in Aesop's fables and in Greek myths and beliefs.

One of the earliest human drawings dating back to the early Paleolithic period was of a family of Snowy Owls (
Nyctea scandiaca) painted on a cave wall in France ......

1 comment:

Mary Timme said...

I even have a small collection of owls and am fascinated by raptors of many kinds. Very cool.