The owl is wise
The owl sees all
even when darkness reigns,
and is therefore rightly accounted
as a symbol of wisdom.
So too, is the owl a predator.
[image] "Juvenile Borrowing Ow" Elegant Memories Photography Flickr Feb 6, 2009. (Accessed Feb 7, 2009)
[ * ] Classification
* Kingdom Animalia (the animals)
* Phylum Chordata (fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals)
* Subphylum Vertebrata (animals with backbones)
* Class Aves (Birds)
* Order Strigiformes (owls)
* Family Tytonidae (barn and bay owls) and Strigidae (other owls)
[ * ] "Owls of North America" The Owl Pages -- excellent site which gives scientific name of each species, full descriptions, and even sound files which showcase the calls of each species.