Barn Owl

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Scientific Name Tyto alba

Description

These nocturnal predators are easily identified by their heart-shaped faces. Backs are generally brown or tan, and their undersides are completely white. Unlike most birds, feathering extends all the way to their feet. Special feathers on their wings allow them to fly silently to better ambush their prey.These nocturnal predators are easily identified by their heart-shaped faces. Backs are generally brown or tan, and their undersides are completely white. Unlike most birds, feathering extends all the way to their feet. Special feathers on their wings allow them to fly silently to better ambush their prey.

Fun Facts

  • The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds.
  • The barn owl is nocturnal over most of its range, but in Britain and some Pacific islands, it also hunts by day.

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