5 Interesting Facts About Forest Owlets

forest owlet

This is a forest owlet looking for something to eat

Today I want to write about a cute little owl called the forest owlet.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These small birds of prey are only about 23 cm tall.
  2. They may be small, but their talons are very big, which helps them to catch prey bigger than them.
  3. Unlike most other owls, these guys hunt during the day.  They mainly eat rodents, grasshoppers, lizards, birds, and frogs.
  4. Female forest owlets lay 2 eggs in a whole in a tree.  They then feed them and protect them from males, even the dad, which have been known to attack and kill babies.
  5. For over 100 years, they were thought to be extinct until someone found a few of them in an Indian forest in 1997.  There are probably less than 500 left in the wild, so they are considered critically endangered.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about forest owlets?

Similar Species:

Great Grey Owl

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