Barn Owl
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Tytonidae
Genus: Tyto
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.

Appearance Edit

Barn owls are considerably pale in color, with white heart-shaped faces and underparts, black eyes, and greyish back and wings with spots.

Habits Edit

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While 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.

Feeding Edit

Barn owls feed on most rodents and amphibians, as well as invertebrates. Males normally hunt while the females stay at the nest site.

Distribution Edit

Barn owls are found worldwide.