White owls symbolize both wisdom and darkness. The Celtic people believed that the owl was a sacred animal.Continue Reading
The owl, whether white or another color, has the dual symbolism of darkness and wisdom, with the darkness referring to evil and death. Owls are assumed to be perceptive because of their wise qualities and nocturnal lifestyles. (Night can symbolize both darkness and awareness).
The owl is also thought to be symbolic and representative of perception. Perception is related to the ability to see what is happening around you, and it is thought to be perceptive because of its wise qualities and its nocturnal lifestyle (the owl is most active at night and night symbolizes both darkness and awareness).
Owls are not only most active at night, but they are also able to see through the dark and to fly without noise so that they can easily catch prey. The Navajo Indian tribe believed that the owl was the way to enter into the supernatural world and to learn about the spirits found on earth. The Pawnee Indian tribe believed that the owl was the "Chief of the Night" and would protect the tribe from evil spirits.Learn more about Owls
Screech owls live across most of North, Central and South America, except the interior portions of Canada, some mountainous areas and the arid portions of Mexico. Screech owls inhabit a wide range of habitats, including forests, swamps, fields and residential areas. However, screech owls normally move into open areas to feed.Full Answer >
Snowy owls of both sexes utter low, raspy hoots. They are often uttered two at a time but can be made up to six times in a row. These hoots are audible up to 7 miles away on the tundra and are sometimes answered by other owls.Full Answer >
Great horned owls feed primarily on small- to medium-sized mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Rabbits and hares are statistically the great horned owl's most frequent prey. Rodents, rats, squirrels, mice, lemmings and voles are also devoured regularly.Full Answer >
External and internal parasites and diseases such as Hepatosplentitis infectiosa strigum, pneumonia and tuberculosis are the most common ailments for owls, states Carolina Biological Supply Company. A protozoan parasite common in pigeons sometimes proves dangerous to owls, as well.Full Answer >