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Facts About Barn Owls


Common Barn Owl - Tyto alba

Common Barn Owl - Tyto alba

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1. Barn owls are the most widely distributed of all species of owls.


2. Barn owls are know by numerous common names.


3. There are numerous subspecies of barn owls.


4. Barn owls often use barn lofts and church steeples as nesting sites.


5. The term barn owl also refers to an entire group of owl species.


6. Barn owls have long wings and long legs.


7. Barn owls feed on small vertebrates such as rodents.







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