Barn Owl

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Tytonidae


  • Size: 12.6″ to 15.8″
  • Medium-sized owls, with long legs, a round head, and no ear tufts.
  • Mix of yellow-beige and grey on the head, back, and upperwings.
  • White face, body, and underwings.
  • Instead of hooting, a Barn Owl’s call sounds like a harsh scream.
  • Rodents
  • Small Birds

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  • Barn Owls can locate prey by sound alone better than any animal that's ever been tested.