Here are 17 rather long words that conservationists
and scientists might use when talking about Barn Owls.
Can you find them all hidden in this Owl wordsearch grid? They might be written forwards or backwards, vertically up or down, or even diagonally!
How many of these words can you explain?
Clever Barney Owlet has found out all the meanings in his Barn Owl book!
ASYNCHRONOUS – eggs that hatch one after the other
BIRD OF PREY – a bird that hunts other animals to eat
BROOD – a group of brother and sister owlets
CAMOUFLAGE – colouring to hide from prey and predators
CLUTCH – a group of eggs laid by one bird
CREPUSCULAR – active at dawn and dusk
DIURNAL – active in the day
EYESIGHT – Barn Owls have specialised large eyes, so they can hunt in low light
FLEDGLING – a young owlet who is learning to fly
HEARING – Barn Owls’ sensitive ears help them hunt in the dark
HIDDEN – Barn Owls like to hide out of sight in the day time
NOCTURNAL – active at night
OWLET – a baby owl
RINGED – an owl with a special ring put on its leg by trained Barn Owl Trust Conservation Officers, which helps with vital research (and doesn’t hurt the owl)
TYTO – Barn Owls’ scientific Latin name is Tyto alba – which means “white owl”.
WINGS – Barn Owls have large wings which help them to fly very slowly or hover while they hunt.
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