Published March 24, 2023 | Uncategorized

Know More About Barn Owl

The Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species in the world. The barn owl is a nocturnal barn. The owl is very good at hunting animals on the ground. Their food consists of small mammals, which they locate by sound, their hearing being very acute.


The Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) lives in the region from Africa apart from the Sahara, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Australia, many Pacific Islands, and North-, Central-, and South America.

Barn Owl

In general, owls living on small islands are smaller and lighter, perhaps because they have a higher dependence on insect prey and need to be more manoeuvrable.


Has a medium size, weighing up to 0.5 kg, with a body length of 33-39 cm. It has a pale brown color with long wings and a short square tail. The heart-shaped face is usually bright white, but in some subspecies it is brown.

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The underside, including the tarsometatarsal (lower leg) hairs, varies from buff white to reddish among the subspecies, and is mostly either patternless or has small blackish-brown spots. While breeding the Helmeted Friarbird typically lays 5-10 eggs at a time, while the incubation period only takes 32-34 days. They have life span approximately 4-18 years.

Diet & Behaviour

Like most owls, the barn owl is nocturnal, relying on its acute sense of hearing when hunting in complete darkness. It often becomes active shortly before dusk but sometimes  can be seen during the day when relocating from one roosting site to another.

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Barn Owl eat a variety of foods. Their main sources of nutrition include Rodents and other small mammals. Sometimes they eat as well as lizard, amphibians, fish, and insect.

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