Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

elayne_a

Date

April 22, 2016

Description

Two chicks on ledge in barn.

Observed 11:30 Am.
Adult left when I entered.
Chicks hissed and beak snapped.
I stayed only short time

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

blubayou

Date

April 26, 2016 08:02 PM CDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

arturoc

Date

April 24, 2016

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Date

April 29, 2016

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917
San Juan del Río, Querétaro
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

johnboback

Date

April 16, 2016

Description

Barely visible within nesting box. Known location. Reportedly incubating 8 eggs.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

dpom

Date

April 19, 2016 02:12 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

April 21, 2016 07:26 AM PDT

Description

Long distance shot. Adding for record keeping.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

April 24, 2016

Description

In a nest box. Just too adorable!

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No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

dustydaulton

Date

April 22, 2016

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What

North American Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. pratincola

Observer

softball212

Date

October 10, 2015 11:00 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

dustydaulton

Date

March 31, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

dustydaulton

Date

March 28, 2016
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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 the common barn owl, to distinguish it from other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). The barn owl is found almost everywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia...

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Conservation Summary

  • Portugal
    Pouco preocupante (lc) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
    Pouco Preocupante
  • Canada
    Vulnerable (N3) (Source: NatureServe)
  • 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.
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