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  • Scientific Names
    • Tyto alba
    • Tyto alba punctatissima
  • English
    • Barn Owl
    • Common Barn-Owl
  • French
    • effraie de clochers
  • Spanish
    • Lechuza de campanario
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BANO
  • German
    • Schleiereule
  • Portuguese
    • Coruja-das-torres

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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direbecca

Date

June 1, 2007

Description

1 adult with 4 owlets. (Over 5 years of observing, these parents only had 2 or 3 owlets each season, so this was a big year.)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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speedy

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February 27, 2015

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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aburgas

Date

February 24, 2015 10:07 AM CET

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(Somewhere...)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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aburgas

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February 24, 2015 12:53 AM CET

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(Somewhere...)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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npollock66

Date

May 10, 2009

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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crusty

Date

October 11, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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nicoolejnik

Date

February 16, 2015

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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juancarlosbravo

Date

February 10, 2015 11:11 AM MST

Description

La encontr? muerta. Al parecer llevaba varios d?as as?.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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aburgas

Date

February 14, 2015 04:08 PM CET

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(Somewhere...)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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johnkarges

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

Roadkilled DOR adult. Cleared pastureland and some mesquite grassland. Specimen neither sexed nor retained.
N32.75394 W-101.23524

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Tyto alba punctatissima Tyto alba

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rosybadillo

Date

July 25, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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jameswbeck

Date

October 19, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north...

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Conservation Summary

  • North Carolina, US
    Significantly Rare: Any species which has not been listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern species, but which exists in the state (or recently occurred in the state) in small numbers and has been determined by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program to need monitoring. (This is a N.C. Natural Heritage Program designation.) Significantly Rare species include "peripheral" species, whereby North Carolina lies at the periphery of the species' range (such as Hermit Thrush), as well as species of historical occurrence with some likelihood of re-discovery in the state. Species considered extirpated in the state, with little likelihood of re-discovery, are given no N.C. Status (unless already listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as E, T, or SC).
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.