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

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What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

subhojit

Date

March 2, 2014

Description

They have a distinctive white, heart-shaped face rimmed with brown. They have relatively small, dark eyes. Males are usually paler and slightly smaller than females, with white underparts sometimes speckled with black spots; females have cinnamon wash across the breast. The upperparts are yellowish-brown or buffy with a light gray mantle speckled with white spots bordered with black. In flight, the tail and broad, somewhat pointed wings show darker barring. The legs are long and feathered with white nearly to the toes, and the feet and claws are brownish black.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

gogabioblitzdm

Date

March 29, 2014 08:00 AM HST

Place

Muir Beach (Google, OSM)

Description

eBird - Traveling Count for 75 minutes. Observer traveled 1.609 km. BioBlitz Nature Walk

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

photon-hog

Date

April 3, 2014 05:00 PM PDT

Description

About 3 hours before sunset, I followed this feathered feeder for about an hour, he roamed almost the entire mesa.

He would hover briefly before going after a lizard. He enjoyed at least six or seven of them.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

juancruzado

Date

March 29, 2014

Description

Finalmente pude tomarle una foto a la pareja de lechuzas. Sólo tengo registro de egagrópilas de las ocasiones anteriores.
Al parecer están anidando debajo del puente.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

adrianj

Date

May 1, 2013 05:49 PM CDT

Description

Owlets in their room in old air traffic control tower

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Date

the past

Description

Scientific Name: Tyto alba

Barn owls can be heard shreeking as they fly over the watershed at night looking for rats to eat.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

kueda

Date

March 28, 2014 10:00 PM PDT

Description

Heard screeching

Photos / Sounds

What

Tyto alba

Observer

juancruzado

Date

March 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

john11

Date

June 15, 1973

Description

ssp. punctatissima

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

john11

Date

June 15, 1973

Description

Pulli ringed

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Date

August 7, 2006

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

bernhardwar

Date

March 16, 2014 12:37 PM PDT
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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

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.