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Owls are birds of prey, found in all regions of the Earth, except polar regions. They live in a variety of habitats including rainforests, grasslands, wooded areas or tundra. Owls can be divided into two distinct families: Strigidae (typical owls) and Tytonidae (barn owls, they have heart-shaped faces). There are more than 200 owl species in the world. Owls have a large head and large eyes, that face forward, giving them good binocular vision. They have the best night vision of any animal. Owls are far-sighted, they can't see clearly anything within a few inches of their eyes. The male owl is usually smaller than the female.




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