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

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Recent observations

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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nauhyacacoatl

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August 27, 2010

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Tyto alba

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rafaelpompa18

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July 12, 2014 07:27 PM CEST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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lauraleeu

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May 4, 2013 07:12 AM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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belenjd

Date

June 20, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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kevinhintsa

Date

August 7, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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dpom

Date

July 27, 2014

Description

dead on floor of barn

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Lechuza comĂșn Tyto alba

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gemngiscan

Date

July 30, 2014 07:00 AM CEST

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Atropellada

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Barn owl Tyto alba

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iveykaiser

Date

May 11, 2014 06:35 PM CDT

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Fledgling

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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jimjohnson

Date

June 22, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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jimsteamer

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July 4, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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sara4

Date

July 3, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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keithmelliott

Date

August 10, 2005 06:18 AM PDT

Description

I know this is a very old observation...but owls used to nest in our yard every year. 2005 was the last, and I have not seen one here since.

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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

  • 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.