Deer Blind Nest site.
Roosting in a palm tree
Desert Center, CA
Owl was found deceased. No visible wounds. Collected and will be delivered to the Natural History Museum.
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Barn-owls (family Tytonidae) are one of the two families of owls, the other being the true owls, Strigidae. They are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long, strong legs with powerful talons. They also differ from Strigidae in structural details relating in particular to the sternum and feet.