August 9, 2013

Barn Owl.


“You’d think me rude but I would just stand and…Stare”

Common Barn-Owl

Barn Owl (Kerkuil) – (Tyto albo).

The Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn owl family Tytonidae.

The barn-owls’ main characteristic is the heart-shaped facial disc, formed by stiff feathers which serve to amplify and locate the source of sounds when hunting. They live in a wide range of habitats from deserts to forest, and from temperature latitudes to the tropic. However, the majority of the 16 living species of barn owls are poorly known. Five species of barn-owls are threatened, and some island species have gone extinct. The barn-owls are nocturnal in nature, and generally non-migratory, living in pairs or singly.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Tytonidae
  • Overall Length: 25-50cm
  • Overall  Wingspan: 75-110cm
  • Overall  Weight: 187-800g

Global Range in Green

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