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Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Description:

The Barn Owl is a separate family from all other owls. Has an eerie shrieking call, the Western Barn Owl is primarily a nocturnal hunter, its ear flaps are one higher/one lower to triangulate sound for its prey and also is one of the best hearing animals in the world. average life span of 2-3 years. in that lifetime it can catch up to 3600 mice! about 14" tall and weighs one pound. Has a heart shaped face and a very defined facial disc. Also has light buoyant flight.

Habitat:

Farmlands, woodland and suburbs. Nests in cavities of barns, palm trees, and water towers.

Notes:

i like it but i overexposed the pics because i didnt realize my i.s.o. was so high :p

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13 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful action series, well done Joshua!

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 10 years ago

Nice spotting!

LensRoto
LensRoto 10 years ago

Wow!!!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Thanks Berndt!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

yes sir it does! they are, if not the best, one the best hearing animals in the entire world :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Thanks Carol :) judging by the background in your profile pic, i'd say you have a good place for finding them! try walking around at dusk in an open field surrounded by trees :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

WOW! I would love to spot any owl! Incredible bird!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

wow thanks for the huge compliment! :) and im not an expert or anything but i could sure :)

Voddy
Voddy 10 years ago

Great job man !! ill be sure to follow you on project noah. :) mabey you could help me out aswell with some of my spottings :D again great job.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

thank you very much everybody! :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

wonderful series,,

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Nice series.

SaffwanIshak
SaffwanIshak 10 years ago

this should be photo of the day! nice spotting.

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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