Owls have legs!!

nan

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Beautiful birds,surprised about the legs.
 

treeguy64

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So that means their legs are permanently bent. Perhaps they need long legs to fly properly.
????. As I wrote, their long legs assist them in prey acquisition. I'm sure you've seen eagles pluck fish from the water, or owls grab voles who are on the run. Short legs wouldn't be able to do that.
 

Rosemarie

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????. As I wrote, their long legs assist them in prey acquisition. I'm sure you've seen eagles pluck fish from the water, or owls grab voles who are on the run. Short legs wouldn't be able to do that.
Yes, I did read what you had written...and the only bird I have seen catch prey is a kingfisher diving into the water and scooping up a fish. They don't have long legs!
 

treeguy64

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The kingfisher is not a bird of prey/raptor. Its elongated beak makes long legs unnecessary. Its prey is comparatively small, compared to the prey of most raptors.
 

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