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

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Recent observations

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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billmiky

Date

December 2, 2009

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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gtsalmon

Date

June 27, 2015 05:21 PM CDT

Description

DOR on Hwy 17. Two juveniles found dead in road above bridge. This one was dead longer.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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gtsalmon

Date

June 27, 2015 05:20 PM CDT

Description

DOR on Hwy 17. Two juveniles found dead in road above bridge.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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michaelnoel

Date

October 18, 2014 10:27 AM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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pdecino

Date

June 23, 2015 02:12 PM PDT

Description

Barn owl on street near airport flight path

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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tiwane

Date

June 24, 2015 08:57 AM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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larijo

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Barn owl on the right side of the photo. I was surprised by it and did not get a good photo. :(

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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pdecino

Date

June 23, 2015 03:43 PM PDT

Description

On El Camino Real near Palomar Airport Rd. Road kill or airplane impact? On flight path of McCellan-Palomar Airport
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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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ralcaraz

Date

May 19, 2015

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chamaeleo

Date

June 21, 2015 10:25 AM CEST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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sjwiggins85

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the past

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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givernykate

Date

April 28, 2015

Description

Barn owl at Taronga Zoo

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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

  • 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.