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Barn Owl

Tyto alba


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!

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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 9 years ago

Nicely captured!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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


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