For centuries, owls have been featured in children’s books and folk tales capturing imaginations the world over. With their haunting calls and charismatic faces, these birds remain popular but mysterious because it’s rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the only bird of prey able to also hunt effectively at night when they have the skies to themselves. This has helped them become one of the most successful birds on earth, but the chief reason is due to their extraordinary super powers. To examine these special skills, filmmakers enlisted the help of veteran bird handlers, experts and technology to demonstrate and test the owl’s amazing abilities.
availableall_members116362365427775cove11636S32 Ep7: Owl Power Explore the superpower-like abilities of these mysterious nighttime huntersFor centuries, owls have captured our imaginations. With their haunting calls and charismatic faces, these birds remain popular but mysterious because its rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the only bird of prey to hunt effectively at night and they have evolved a range of special abilities that allow them to do so.2015-02-18 07:00:00publish2019-02-18 23:30:00February 18, 2019disabledshowfalse11608Owl Shows Off Silent Flight SuperpowerJust how quiet is a barn owl in flight? The answer, as it turns out: very quiet indeed.2015-02-18 01:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2015/02/mezzanine_188-480x270.jpg2365419468cove7965Owl of the ArcticIn the Arctic dawn, the true majesty of the snowy owl can be seen in its frozen kingdom.2012-10-24 20:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/09/Mezzanine_704-480x270.jpg2290432808cove