Last year we had two barn owls on our land. Both were found dead with no visible signs of cause, alas.
Feathers lost while owl was being mobbed by American Crows.
Part of a deceased Barn Owl.
The bird was heard for two subsequent days after which the call was not heard. Listen to its call on http://xeno-canto.org/species/Tyto-deroepstorffi
Pereja alzada en vuelo bajo las luces del parque Le Cascine.
Imperial County, California, US
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.