Animal World


How sensitive is the hearing of birds?

In most species of birds, the most important sense after sight is hearing. Birds’ ears are close to their bodies and are covered by feathers. The feathers, however, do not have barbules, which would obstruct sound. Nocturnal raptors, such as the great horned owl, have a very well-developed sense of hearing in order to be able to capture their prey in total darkness.


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