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American barn owl

Tyto alba

Description:

Medium-sized bird with a unique flattened, heart-shaped face. When flying overhead at night it looks entirely white.

Habitat:

Willamette Valley of Oregon.

Notes:

This individual was a long-term resident at a wildlife rehab center, and was estimated to be 15 years old. Barn owls are common all over the northern hemisphere. They do, indeed, like to roost in barns.

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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome....enjoy your people portraits....

shebebusynow
shebebusynow a year ago

Thank you. I do people portraits, and this reminded me of them, too.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very beautiful, portrait photo, of a Barn Owl....

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.54, Long: -123.96

Spotted on Feb 24, 2018
Submitted on Mar 21, 2018

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