The Barn Owl is one of the world’s most widespread species of owls. At night, its pale form may be glimpsed in a car’s headlights while it’s flying silently over open country, especially grassy areas and farmland on all continents (except Antarctica, where its preferred habitats do not occur). Its white, heart-shaped facial disc is characteristic, and assists the bird in finding food by concentrating noises, as the owl hunts by night by hearing its prey to locate it as well as by seeing it.
The Barn Owl is a slim and pale owl with a heart-shaped facial disc. Its upperparts are light grey with blotches of rich buff, covered with tiny, black, tear-shaped markings. Its underparts are white, cream or buff with fine, dark-brown streaks.
SIZE: H7cm x W4cm