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  • 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
  • Portuguese
    • Coruja-das-torres

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Recent observations

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What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

annikaml

Date

March 7, 2012 02:15 PM CST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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jesusmoreno

Date

March 5, 2011

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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finatic

Date

January 17, 2015 09:37 AM PST

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

jaykeller

Date

January 17, 2015 09:39 AM PST

Description

Under known roost site of the species in a California Fan Palm.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 07:57 PM SAST

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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jaykeller

Date

August 12, 2012 04:14 PM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 28, 2014 05:56 PM HST

Description

Flew out of tree right at me. Couldn't react fast enough to pull back on zoom, but was able to get this shot.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

December 21, 2014 09:55 PM PST

Description

Quick iPhone snapshot while at the gate.

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Lechuza de campanario Tyto alba

Observer

jorgetrevino

Date

December 23, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Date

December 26, 2014

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

rehb

Date

December 22, 2014 10:30 AM CST

Description

Barn Owl in a tree in the back garden. It was watching our cat as he came across the roof and in the window.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Lechuza de campanario Tyto alba

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos ITSJR.

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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.