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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According to the researchers, this may explain why both types of barn owl plumage persist.
The Betton and Norton Wildlife Group is hosting the event with John Lightfoot, of the Shropshire Barn Owl Group, on Tuesday, September 3 at 7.30pm.
NORTHERN Ireland now has three new barn owl nest sites thanks to five years of patience from a farmer.
The barn owl is everyone's favourite, looking like a ghost with its heartshaped face, pure white feathers, golden back and silent flight.
And on a clear night, my headlights lit up more white in the form of a barn owl perched on a fence post, a bird I have not seen locally for some considerable time.
"Israel especially has gained a lot of experience over the last years in the exploitation of the barn owl for the biological control of rodents," an announcement said.
Barn Owl Garden Center, a family-owned business in Carol Stream, is celebrating its 15th year serving the local community.
Barn owl Tyto alba populations have declined in numerous portions of their worldwide range.
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.
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.
There are many dietary studies of the Barn Owl in South America, for example in Argentina (Noriega, 1993, Solaro, 2012; Gomez, 2012; Bellocq and Kravetz, 1994; Donadio, 2009; Nanni et al., 2012; Sahores and Trejo, 2004; Fernandez et al., 2009; Travaini et al., 1997), Bolivia (Vargas et al., 2002; Reboledo and Lartigau, 1998; Aliaga-Rossel and Tarifa, 2005), Brazil (Bonvicino and Bezerra, 2003; Rocha et al., 2011; Moura de Faria and Passamani, 2013), Colombia (Delgado and Ramirez, 2007, 2009), Cuba (Lopez Ricardo, 2012; Hernandez-Munoz and Mancina, 2011), Peru (Ramirez et al., 2000) and Venezuela (Araujo and Molinari, 2000).