7 Things to Know About Barn Owl

Pale golden-brown upperparts, heart-shaped face, snowy white underparts. 13-14 inches long, 33-inch wingspan, one pound weight.

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Identification

Male

Larger, darker, tawny-brown plumage, golden-brown underparts, 16 inches long, three-foot wingspan, 1.24 pounds.

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Female

Barn Owls, adept nocturnal hunters, feed on rodents, bats, birds, and more. Exceptional flyers, they use keen sight and hearing to catch prey.

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Food

Barn Owls nest in diverse locations, from church steeples to tree holes. They lay 3-10 eggs, incubated for 31 days. Young fly at 8 weeks, fed for 3-5 more.

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Nesting and Eggs

Known for distinctive screams, Barn Owls emit rasping shrieks, screeches, and hisses, distinguishing them from other owl species.

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Vocalizations

Found in diverse habitats, face threats from rat poison, car collisions, and habitat loss due to intensive farming. Listed as Least Concern by IUCN.

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