Medium sized, brown and gray owl with white underside. The feathers have dark spots all over. The face is white with a dark, almost a heart shape outline. This owl is primarily nocturnal and hunts small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. The Barn Owl population has increased in recent years, thanks in part to all of the Owl boxes build by so many people. Unfortunately many people are erecting these boxes near busy roads and when the Owls hunt prey crossing the road, they get hit. Please place the Owl Boxes away from busy roads :)
Captive, rehabilitated bird used for educational purposes. "The barn owl is the most widespread landbird species in the world, occurring in every continent except Antarctica."
This was part of Hawk Watch 2015 by the Wildlife Research Institute. The birds were from The Raptor Institute.
Lat: 33.03, Long: -116.93
Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015
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