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

barn owl facts

Introduction

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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Kookaburra Facts For Kids

Kookaburra Facts For Kids

The Kookaburra is a member of the Tree Kingfisher family. It is famous for having a loud call that sounds like human laughter. The Kookaburra also features in a popular Australian children’s song. This article contains kookaburra facts for kids and adults, and is part of our Australian Animals series.

Don’t forget to listen to the Kookaburra’s famous laugh! You can hear it in a video further down the page.

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