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barn owl

a yellowish-brown and white owl, Tyto alba, often inhabiting barns and other buildings.
Origin of barn owl
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The barn owl-a ghostly presence at dusk when it hunts on pale, silent wings-also benefited.
  • Among the fauna visitors can see are tropical birds and the endangered flying fox-a fruit bat with the wingspan of a barn owl.
  • Ecological notes on the prey selection by a barn owl.
  • Of the earless owls, the barn owl is easily recognized by light colors and heart shaped face.
  • The heart shaped, white-disked face of the barn owl makes this owl distinguishable from other owls.
  • Here is a site to start with that has one barn owl call.
British Dictionary definitions for barn owl

barn owl

any owl of the genus Tyto, esp T. alba, having a pale brown and white plumage, long slender legs, and a heart-shaped face: family Tytonidae
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