BARN OWLS....one of the most widely distributed birds....found worldwide with the exception of polar and desert regions....prefers open plains and low-lying woodland....measures 9.8in - 18 inches long with a 30 - 43 inch wingspan....are more than 30 different species

BARN OWLS....one of the most widely distributed birds....found worldwide with the exception of polar and desert regions....prefers open plains and low-lying woodland....measures 9.8in - 18 inches long with a 30 - 43 inch wingspan....are more than 30 different species

Owls are fascinating birds, they move with an air of conviction that has gained them associations with wisdom for millennia - Barn owls are probably my favourite.

Owls are fascinating birds, they move with an air of conviction that has gained them associations with wisdom for millennia - Barn owls are probably my favourite.

Barn owl - when I look at this picture, I think that's what magic must look like.

Barn owl - when I look at this picture, I think that's what magic must look like.

The common barn owl (Tyto alba) is the one of Earth's most widely distributed land birds, found on all continents but Antarctica.

Who said that? 8 owls you might hear at night

The common barn owl (Tyto alba) is the one of Earth's most widely distributed land birds, found on all continents but Antarctica.

Barn owls are nocturnal and preys upon small mammals like voles, gophers, shrews, mice and rats and also bats, frogs and insects. They use a combination of sight and hearing to detect their prey. Their hearing is better than their sight, and have the sharpest hearing out of any animal tested. They have asymmetrical (not evenly placed) ear openings, the left one being higher than the right one. This allows their ears to be more sensitive to sounds from different directions.

Barn owls are nocturnal and preys upon small mammals like voles, gophers, shrews, mice and rats and also bats, frogs and insects. They use a combination of sight and hearing to detect their prey. Their hearing is better than their sight, and have the sharpest hearing out of any animal tested. They have asymmetrical (not evenly placed) ear openings, the left one being higher than the right one. This allows their ears to be more sensitive to sounds from different directions.

Barn owl, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, Canada.  It was so cold there were still patches of snow around.

Barn owl, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, Canada. It was so cold there were still patches of snow around.

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