"That owl perches quietly, but this owl says hoot."
Translation:Tuo pöllö istuu hiljaa, mutta tämä pöllö sanoo huhuu.
I'm a native English speaker, and birds can definitely be said to "sit." To "perch" is a specific kind of sitting, particularly on a relatively small surface at a relatively higher altitude than other larger available surfaces. A bird can perch on a tree branch or a telephone wire, but sitting on the ground isn't perching.