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Barn Owl
(Tyto alba)

        
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Barn Owl Information

Length:
 14 - 20"

Habitat:
 Open or semi-open country
such as farmland, meadows, marshland, and residential areas. Prefers habitat at low elevations. Requires trees with natural cavities or man-made structures (such as barns) for nesting.


Diet:
 Mainly rodents, including voles, mice, and rats. Some birds, large insects, frogs, lizards, and snakes.
 
Identification tips for the Barn Owl
Calls of the Barn Owl
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Barn Owl Breeding Map Barn Owl Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional information:

Barn Owl

Description, distribution, behavior, diet, reproduction, predators, lifespan, and conservation status. Includes photos and range map. (From Wikipedia)
 
Barn Owl in Flight
Barn Owl in Flight
By Steven Ward [CC-BY-2.0], WC
 
     
   

 

 


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