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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
Browse photos 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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