Barn Owl


Barn Owl are the most widely distributed species in the world and are one of the most widespread bird species. These species are found almost everywhere in the world except on farms and deserts, Asia in the northern Himalayas, most of Indonesia, and some of the Pacific Islands.

There are large differences in size and color between about 28 subspecies but most are between 33 and 39 cm in length with wingspan from 80 to 95 cm.

The feathers on the head and back are a shade of gray or brown under them that varies from white to brown and sometimes has dark spots with black markings. The face is heart-shaped and white in most subspecies.

The owl in the pen walks at night over its width; but in Great Britain and the rest of the Pacific Islands, it also hunts during the day. Owls usually mate for life unless one of them is killed, in which case a new bond can be formed.

Breeding takes place at different times of the year, depending on the location, and a group of eggs, about four in number, are laid in an empty tree, an old building, or a crack in a cliff. The female does all the nesting, and she and the young chicks rely on the male for food.

Their diet varies from place to place. Mice and other small mammals can make up more than ninety percent of a trapped animal. Birds are also captured, as well as lizards, aquatic animals, and insects.

In North America and much of Europe, voles found in food and restaurants are the second most common food option. Rats and mice are the staple food in the Mediterranean region, in the tropics, in the tropics and in Australia.

Barn owls are very common throughout their range and are not considered a global threat. Considered one global species, the lizard is the second most widely distributed of all raptors. According to estimates by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), for the entire population of the owl, the population is about ten million.

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