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Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Description:

WE rescued this barn owl from a murder of crows, as this poor little fellow was not able to see (as it was daylight), so we helped it by shooing them away, we we were also quit surprised to see that many other tiny birds also joined with the crows probably because this guy might be eating them at night time

Habitat:

it prefers area with rich rodents, and in this case the place was pretty warm .

Notes:

t is known by many other names, which may refer to the appearance, call, habitat or the eerie, silent flight: White Owl, Silver Owl, Demon Owl, Ghost Owl, Death Owl, Night Owl, Rat Owl, Church Owl, Cave Owl, Stone Owl, Monkey-faced Owl, Hissing Owl, Hobgoblin or Hobby Owl, Dobby Owl, White-breasted Owl, Golden Owl, Scritch Owl, Screech Owl, Straw Owl, Barnyard Owl and Delicate Owl. "Golden Owl" might also refer to the related Golden Masked Owl (T. aurantia). "Hissing Owl" and, particularly in the USA and in India, "screech owl", referring to the piercing calls of these birds.[3] The latter name, however, more correctly applies to a different group of birds, the screech-owls in the genus Megascops. The barn owl's scientific name, established by G.A. Scopoli in 1769, literally means "white owl", from the onomatopoetic Ancient Greek tyto (τυτο) for an owl – compare English "hooter" – and Latin alba, "white".[4]

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10 Comments

kittuandme
kittuandme 7 years ago

thank you scott

kittuandme
kittuandme 7 years ago

Your welcome, i did everything as per your requests. Thanks.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thank you for your explanations kittuandme! Please add these details to your notes on this spotting as it will help to avoid confusion. In general, on Project Noah notes and habitat description are as important as the pictures themselves, and we encourage all users to fill in these fields as much as they can. Thank you again.

kittuandme
kittuandme 7 years ago

And yes, Barn owls are pretty rare in India, that's why (not sure) its banned to keep these birds as pet here.

kittuandme
kittuandme 7 years ago

WE rescued this barn owl from a murder of crows, as this poor little fellow was not able to see (as it was daylight), so we helped it by shooing them away, we we were also quit surprised to see that many other tiny birds also joined with the crows probably because this guy might be eating them at night time

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Hi kittuandme! I, too, am intrigued by this owl. Can you tell us more about the habitat where you spotted it? How did you manage such close shots? Thank you very much in advance for your answers.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Barn owls are not a native species to India.

kittuandme
kittuandme 7 years ago

and by the way thanks...

kittuandme
kittuandme 7 years ago

No ! not at all ! Its banned you know...

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Nice portraits! Is this a captive bird?

kittuandme
Spotted by
kittuandme

Thrissur, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 15, 2013
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013

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