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Barn Owl

Tyto alba


A rather familiar bird to most farmers, the Barn Owl is probably the most widely distributed night hunter. However, its populations have considerably decreased in recent years in several countries, something you could not tell if you visited Lezíria da Ponta da Erva on a Summer night. This place, where these owls were spotted, is one of the 2 places on Earth which holds the highest Barn Owl density! Nonetheless, they are always fantastic birds to watch and definitely deserve their place on PN.





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jheitor 10 years ago


PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Thanks Outsidegirl0, Floesterman and António.

Sim, Seckl, alguns postes têm bastantes caracóis. As corujas parecem não se importar!

Sckel 10 years ago

Há uma pequena população de caracóis grudados na madeira

great capture Pedro,us usual :-) beautiful series,very good spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing

floesterman 10 years ago

amazing face. Never would i have been able to see it--if it was not for you.

outsidegirl0 10 years ago

cool barn owl!

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Thanks Mcaul!

mcaul6515 10 years ago

I love owls! Awesome photos!

KarenL 10 years ago

Fun fact! The barn owl’s hearing is the most sensitive of any creature tested, enabling it to hear the slightest sounds made by its rodent prey while flying up to three meters overhead.

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

I get you Landmark, they really are hehe.
Once again, thanks everyone.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago

those things are SO cute but really intimidating at the same time. i don't really get it. :)

irina 10 years ago

so cute

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Gorgeous !!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

WOW! Fantastic series. I love this owl!

YukoChartraw 10 years ago


mendes.madalena 10 years ago

i don't know how i missed this wonderful spotting!

Filipa 10 years ago

Beautiful spotting !

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Thank you Jakubko and Debbie!
Yes Debbie, I love Little Owls as well. They are extremely loud though!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

Beautiful series and spotting Pedro, these and little Owls are my favourite (of the owls that is) :-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Gorgeous series of a lovely owl, Pedro!

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Well thank you, Marta! Yes, there's not a best place to see them really close. And there are so many.. This night I spotted over 50. And I'm going back there on Thursday trying to see one eating a wood mouse... Hehehe maybe I'm just too ambitious.

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

and nice that you have pointed us to a good place to spot them, thanks!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Nice spotting! We have owls in the neighborhood but we just hear them or see them in the distance. They live in the church near our house :-)

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Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 29, 2013
Submitted on Aug 5, 2013

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