Barn Owl Bartel Grasslands Cook County IL March 2012 Jeff Skrentny FB0304 IMG_0016
in one of the barns on property
Nestling in box.
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...