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All Names

  • 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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psweet

Date

May 20, 2016 06:11 PM CDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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laurietucker

Date

June 2, 2016 08:52 AM PDT

Description

Barn owl in nest box

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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rjadams55

Date

June 23, 2016

Description

This family of owls were just starting to fledge, with the juveniles making short, exploratory flights around the area. Photos taken at dusk as they were beginning to emerge.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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don5493

Date

June 23, 2016 09:39 PM PDT

Description

I've been trying to get a picture of these beautiful animals for 7 years. We've heard them and seen them flying but I haven't been able to photograph then until tonight. Please confirm my identification.
Thanks, JD
Nikon D3100
f/5.6
1/60 sec
Focal Length 300mm

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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carloscarrera

Date

June 14, 2016

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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amber6

Date

June 20, 2016 09:09 PM MDT

Description

4-5 owls, at least 3 juveniles! Can hear their begging calls. :)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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greglasley

Date

June 15, 2016

Description

We found a Barn Owl on a nest under a highway bridge over Palo Duro Creek

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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johngcramer

Date

June 13, 2016

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Date

June 13, 2016

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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timbir5

Date

May 14, 2016 03:18 PM EDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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ryber

Date

June 12, 2016 09:45 PM AWST

Description

Seen perched on a fencepost while driving past in car headlights. Flew off before could get photograph.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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kevinhintsa

Date

June 10, 2016 12:57 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A single feather .

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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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