The Brown Owl (Syrnium Aluco).details

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The Brown Owl (Syrnium Aluco).

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When brown owls hoot their throats swell as big as a hen’s egg. I have known an owl of this species live a full year without any water. Perhaps the case may be the same with all birds of prey. When owls fly they stretch out their legs behind them as a balance to their large heavy heads, for as most nocturnal birds have large eyes and ears they must have large heads to contain them. Large eyes I presume are necessary to collect every ray of light, and large concave ears to command the smallest degree of sound or noise.” (p. 166)

Captioned Syrnium Aluco in the book.

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65 x 70mm (2.6 x 2.8 inches)

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