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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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Recent observations

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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cjs041

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October 25, 2015 03:59 PM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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razdafny

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September 30, 2016 03:45 PM AST

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Golan, IL (Google, OSM)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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anaxyrus

Date

February 12, 2011

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Ramona, California

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Indian Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. stertens

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titan2ae

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March 6, 2016

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North American Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. pratincola

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nelruzam

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September 25, 2016

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North American Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. pratincola

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oddfitz

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June 19, 2016 10:34 AM CDT

Description

Deer Blind Nest site.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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mcsulliva

Date

June 17, 2014 01:24 PM MDT

Description

found dead

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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cypseloides

Date

May 13, 2012 02:53 AM CDT

Description

Roosting in a palm tree
Desert Center, CA

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Galapagos Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. punctatissima

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cullin

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May 20, 2014 11:28 AM PDT

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North American Barn Owl Tyto alba ssp. pratincola

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mlodinow

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September 8, 2016

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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yetikat

Date

September 14, 2016 06:00 PM PDT

Description

Owl was found deceased. No visible wounds. Collected and will be delivered to the Natural History Museum.
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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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efarias1

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October 6, 2007 05:57 PM CDT
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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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