Barn Owl Species Report

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

The barn owl in flight is a brilliant display of warm yellows and delicate greys sprinkled with silver bits which ends in dark buff. A sleeping barn owl’s closed eyes give the illusion of a smile.


The barn owl is a medium size owl, with body length between 34-40 cm (15-18 inch) and a wingspan of 87cm (40 in). Typical weight of this species is only 1kg (2.2 lbs). The barn owl is long-legged, without ear tuffs, and their heart shaped facial disc serves to reflect sound to its ears…

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