Owls are mostly nocturnal and even though they can see well in the dark, the mostly use their keen sense of hearing to locate their prey. The ears are placed assymetrical for more accurately locating prey and the big facial disc helps directing sound to the ears. Ural owl, Finland 2006.
Photo ID: slaguglehode_finland06_8556
Photo size: 1.4 Mpixels (4.1 MB uncompressed) - 1196x1198 pixels (3.9x3.9 in / 10.1x10.1 cm at 300 ppi)
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