barn owl


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barn owl

n.
A predatory nocturnal bird (Tyto alba) having a white, heart-shaped face, buff-brown upper plumage, and pale underparts, often nesting in barns and other buildings. Also called monkey-faced owl.

barn owl

n
(Animals) 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

barn′ owl`


n.
any of several owls of the family Tytonidae, having a heart-shaped facial disk.
[1665–75]
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Noun1.barn owl - mottled buff and white owl often inhabiting barns and other structuresbarn owl - mottled buff and white owl often inhabiting barns and other structures; important in rodent control
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Tyto, Tyto - type and only genus of the family Tytonidae
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A BEAUTIFUL barn owl has been released back into the wild.
A 2016 report collated by the Barn Owl Trust recorded more than 6,000 potential barn owl nest sites and more than 1,000 active nests across the UK.
The report also suggested that climate change, intensively managed farmland and a lack of prey-rich habitats have contributed to low barn owl population density.
Aged birds experience minimal hearing loss, but the new research shows that the barn owl suffers no meaningful loss at all.
CASTING a cool eye over the show's retail marquee is a life-sized barn owl that is entirely needle-felted.
Shadow the barn owl had given his owner the slip and creased up cricketers by landing on the stumps during Seaham Park's game at Castle Eden, Co Durham.
AStaffordshire Wildlife Trust has appealed for sightings of the majestic barn owl - once a common sight quartering open fields at dusk - after a dramatic slump.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) suggests the introduction of barn owl boxes, kestrel boxes and raptor perches could be part of a "multifaceted solution to pest control" that could include other conventional methods such as netting and audible deterrents.
The barn owl is one of the main rodent predators, contributing significantly to the control of their population, thus limiting damage to agriculture.
Diet of tawny owl Strix aluco was studied in gardens of National Agronomical Institute of El Harrach during 1996 and 1997 and that of barn owl Tyto alba in Jardin d'Essai of Hamma in 1997.
uk) where bird spotters can report when and where they see a barn owl using a simple mapping tool.