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  • 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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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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ericciardi

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August 16, 2016 11:44 AM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 19, 2007 08:49 AM MST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 5, 2007 03:03 PM MST

Place

Groningen (Google, OSM)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 5, 2007 03:56 PM MST

Place

Groningen (Google, OSM)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

chartuso

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January 13, 2008

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

chartuso

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October 19, 2007

Description

male and female of subspecies affinis

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

chartuso

Date

November 14, 2015 06:07 PM MST

Description

tuidara subspecies near Monte Alegre do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 14, 2015 06:06 PM MST

Description

Monte Alegre do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 14, 2015 06:06 PM MST

Description

Monte Alegre do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 14, 2015 06:02 PM MST

Description

Monte Alegre do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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chartuso

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November 14, 2015 05:59 PM MST

Description

Monte Alegre do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

chartuso

Date

December 28, 2010 05:15 AM MST

Description

note white secondaries of Cuban subspecies

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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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