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