Classification
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All Names

  • French
    • Effraie des clochers
  • English
    • Barn Owl
    • Common Barn-Owl
  • Italian
    • Barbagianni
  • Hebrew
    • תנשמת
  • Catalan
    • Òliba
  • Scientific Names
    • Tyto alba
  • 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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What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

spheller

Date

January 15, 2017 03:01 PM PST

Description

Look carefully in center of photo and you'll see his beak and part of face. This owl has been nesting in the palm right in front of the Sonny Bono Visitor Center for years.

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Western Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. alba

Observer

terathopius

Date

January 13, 2017 05:14 PM HST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

roberto44

Date

January 15, 2017 11:31 AM CET

Description

Investito lungo a13

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

fatahabib92

Date

March 18, 2014 10:00 PM WIB

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

joshuagsmith

Date

June 24, 2016 07:30 AM MST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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joe_cutler

Date

January 9, 2017 06:43 PM PST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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kenchamberlain

Date

December 18, 2016 01:35 PM PST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

chartuso

Date

December 19, 2016 07:28 PM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

taxonomy still disputed with some considering this American Barn Owl

Tags

owl

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What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

alison_kondler

Date

September 21, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

January 5, 2017 01:31 AM CST

Description

La encontraron en los alrededores de Apodaca, lastimada y está en proceso de rehabilitación

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No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

binkology

Date

December 31, 2016 03:30 AM UTC

Description

Hovering by the side of the road

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

lorri-gong

Date

June 17, 2012 01:43 PM PDT
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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).
  • Ohio, US
    Threatened (T) (Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources)
    Threatened
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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