Barn Owls Facts: Get The Lowdown On This Silent Nocturnal Hunter!

barn owl facts


The barn owl is a distinctive pale brown and white bird that can often be seen hunting over farmland either at dawn or at dusk. Its ghostly, silent flight and evil-sounding shriek have given the species a number of alternative names, including ‘death owl’, ‘demon owl’, ‘ghost owl’ and ‘screech owl’.

This wide-ranging bird is found on every continent except Antarctica (although some biologists separate the barn owl into different species depending on where they are found).

Read on to get the lowdown on this silent-but-deadly nocturnal hunter…

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