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Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Description:

The Barn Owl has a heart-shaped, white face with dark eyes. Colouring is grey washed with gold/brown and flecked with black spots above and below is white with dusky grey flecks. One of the most easily recognised of all owls throughout the world. Has a short tail and long fine legs with sharp talons.

Habitat:

As it's name suggests, the barn owl is commonly found in barns where mice and rats are abundant. Also found in open forests, woodlands, farms, urban areas, parks and gardens.

Notes:

This beautiful Barn Owl was spotted at Lone Pine Koala sanctuary outside of Brisbane. Such a curious owl and so photogenic!

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2 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Such a beauty! I used to really cherish the rare sightings I had of a barn owl flying at night when I lived in England.

Chaitanya
Chaitanya 9 years ago

Nicely captured!

Shari_Wildlife
Spotted by
Shari_Wildlife

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 22, 2010
Submitted on Jun 26, 2011

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