Large yellow eyes help them see at night.
They can’t move their eyes but they can turn their heads almost all of the way around (270 degrees) to see.
Like most birds, owls have four toes. But, one of the toes can swivel forward or backwards so that it can hold onto things with three toes in front, one in back or two facing frontward and backward.
Sharp, curved talons are used to grab prey.
The front edge of each wing has comb-like bristles to muffle the wings’ flapping noise helping the owls to silently sneak up on prey.
Their ears are holes on the side of their heads, right behind their eyes.
The ears are off-centered; one is a little higher than the other. The difference in ear height helps the owls to judge the distance of sound.
The feather tufts or “horns” are simple decorations to make the birds more fierce looking.