|Species:|| Tyto alba|
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba), are birds that enjoy dark places such as barns, hence the name barn owl. Barn owls can live for as long as twenty years or more. Sadly barn owls are scarce in many areas.
Barn owls are considerably pale in color, with white heart-shaped faces and underparts, black eyes, and greyish back and wings with spots.
Habits EditWhile hunting males will screech loudly, barn owls screech rather than hooting. Mates pair for life. They roost in dark places and have adapted to barns, although they do still nest in tree hollows. They are mainly seen at dusk or after dark. Their call is on of the most frightening heard.
Barn owls feed on most rodents and amphibians, as well as invertebrates. Males normally hunt while the females stay at the nest site.