6. In flight, these creatures develop speeds of up to 80 km / h.
7. Unlike other animals, owls live much more in captivity. In zoos they live for 20-25 years, while in natural conditions they rarely live to 10. The key cause of death is hunger.
8. The smallest representative of this genus is the Peruvian owl. Unlike its many kilogram relatives, it weighs only 30 grams. For example, the weight of a hummingbird is 10 grams less.
9. These animals have three pairs of eyelids, the first is for blinking, the second for protection during flight and attack, and the latter is used by them during sleep.