The owl is a beautiful avian creature known for its silent flight, distinct calls, and eyes that are able to see in the dark. In ancient wisdom, animals are believed to possess a spirit that transcends its own body to guide humans into the wonders and mysteries of life. As a spirit animal, the owl guides and reveals to us what is beyond the veil of deception and illusion—which is why it is strongly linked to wisdom, mystery, knowledge and intuition. It is a strong spirit guide for discernment & assessment of difficult situations.
This is why owls often appear as wise and noble characters in many children’s storybooks including Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, and The Secrets of Nimh. By getting a tattoo of an owl you will be carrying the wisdom and knowledge of this glorious creature with you wherever you go. So get ready to see some truly amazing owl tattoos!
There are over 200 species of Owls which are sorted into two basic groups: true owls and barn owls. True owls typically have a round facial feature, a short tail and a large head, while barn owls have a heart-shaped face with long legs and powerful talons. Their colors consist mostly of brown, rust, grey, white, black, and it forms patterns which helps it conceal itself from its prey.
Many species of owls possess wings capable of producing less sound than most birds during flight, due to the genetic makeup of their feathers. Some feathers are developed to reduce turbulence, some to minimize noise. Overall, the downy feathers cover the surfaces of the wings to further reduce sound.
Owls are predators and they feed on small mammals such as mice, squirrels and rabbits. Since they have no teeth, they either tear their prey's flesh to smaller pieces or swallow it whole.
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