Posts from the ‘Big eyes’ Category

How many eyes does a fly have?

Fly

If you have ever tried to swat a fly, you know that this pesky insect seems to be able to see n all directions.  The fly can see any movement you make because it has five eyes—two large eyes and three tiny ones.  You can easily see the two big eyes that cover most of the fly’s head.

These big eyes are called “compound eyes,” and are made up of many little facets packed closely together.  On top of the fly’s head are three tiny simple eyes, called “ocelli,” arranged n a neat triangle.  With its five eyes watching, the fly is usually able to dodge your swatter. – Dick Rogers

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Why is the owl considered wise?

Owl

The owl’s big staring eyes and thoughtful appearance have given it for reputation for wisdom but it is really no smarter than many other birds.

Owls are said to be very wise.  This old belief is probably due to the Owl’s appearance – and not because it is wiser than other animals.

The owl’s large, staring eyes and thoughtful air give the appearance that it is thinking very hard.  Actually, the “wise old owl” is really no smarter than many other birds.  Geese, crows and ravens are all smarter than the owl.

You can recognize an owl almost at once by its large, broad face with a ruff of feather around the big eyes that look straight out as a human being’s does.

The owl is more often heard than seen.  Most sleep by day and drift like shadows at night over meadows and woods, hunting for mice and other small prey.

The hooting call of the hoot owl is so well-known that most people believe that all owls hoot.

Not so!  Some kinds of owls have a shrill screech.  Others make whistling, wailing and rasping calls. – Dick Rogers

 

Is the wise old owl really wise?

Owl

Although its big, staring eyes make the own look like it is thinking very hard, it is really no smarter than other birds. 

Owls look wise because their big, staring eyes and thoughtful air give the appearance that they are thinking very hard.

Actually, the “wise old owl” is really no smarter that other birds.  In fact, geese, crows, and ravens re all smarter than the owl.

A person can recognized an owl at once by its large, broad face with a fur of feathers around the large eyes.

Unlike the eyes of most birds, the owl’s eyes are in front of its head and point forward.  But to see in another direction, the own must turn its whole head.

Persons walking around a perched owl are often amused at the way it seems in danger of twisting its head off while watching them.

The owl comes out at night to hunt for mice and other small creatures.  Its large eyes can see in the dimmest light.  But the owl does not depend on its eyes alone for hunting.

Its keen ears can hear the faintest sound and its cry startles small animals into revealing their location.  The owl’s soft feathers allow it to swoop down silently on its prey. – Dick Rogers