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 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.