Evolution has gifted owls with a suite of superpowers: precision hearing, incredible eyesight, night vision. Add to that the power of virtually silent flight, and no prey in their path stands a chance.
Watch the Video of using sensitive sound equipment scientists try to find out how an owl can fly so silently compared to other birds.
But how is this possible? It’s due to fact that the Owl has such giant wings attached to such a small body. This is allowing the creature to gently flap its wings to glide along. A pigeon’s wing is much smaller so it needs to flap its wings furiously to stay up in the air.