Owl vs. Eagle

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Owl and Eagle is that the Owl is a bird, symbol of wisdom and Eagle is a large carnivore bird.

  • Owl

    Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl.

    Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except polar ice caps and some remote islands.

    Owls are divided into two families: the true (or typical) owl family, Strigidae, and the barn-owl family, Tytonidae.

  • Eagle

    Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. Eagles belong to several groups of genera, not all of which are closely related. Most of the 60 species of eagle are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found—2 in North America, 9 in Central and South America, and 3 in Australia.

  • Owl (noun)

    Any of various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing. from 8th c.

  • Owl (noun)

    A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. from 14th c.


  • Owl (noun)

    The owl pigeon. from 18th c.

  • Eagle (noun)

    Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.


  • Eagle (noun)

    A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem, e.g. on a coat of arms.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A gold coin with a face value of ten dollars, formerly used in the United States.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A 13th-century coin minted in Europe and circulated in England as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A score of two under par for a hole.

  • Eagle (verb)

    To score an eagle.


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