Deer Blind Nest site.
Roosting in a palm tree
Desert Center, CA
Owl was found deceased. No visible wounds. Collected and will be delivered to the Natural History Museum.
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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...