- Hirundo rustica
- Swallows, Swifts & Larks
The Barn Owl is one of the most widely distributed owl in the world and one of the most widespread of all birds. It can be found in the Americas, from Europe to Asia, almost all of Africa and Australia.
The Barn Owl is a pale, long-winged, long-legged owl with a short tail. It can be found in open country, such as farmland or grassland. It hunts by flying low and slowly over an area of open ground, hovering over spots that concel potential prey.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 31 March 2009|
|Scientific Name||Tyto alba|
(as of 28 January 2017)
10 to 17.5 inches
30 to 40 inches
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Australia and New Zealand Oceania|