Barn owl

INTRODUCTION

The Barn Owl has the largest ears in comparison to size in the bird kingdom. Its distinctive facial disc focuses sound into the ears and enables the Barn Owl to locate prey by sound alone.

John hand reared Arwel from 10 days old in 1995. He was completely imprinted as are all our flying owls. Most are reared individually, although we accept it is better for them to be reared in a social group or crèche.

Due to their longevity, we do not acquire new birds very often and all owls will fly to both Richard and John.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Tyto alba

Status:

Least concern

Size:

Up to 760mm wingspan

Weight:

430g to 620g

Life Span in Wild:

10yrs

Habitat:

Rough grassland and field boundaries

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Mainly small mammals, but other small creatures are also captured including rats, small birds and even very young rabbits.

Where Do I Live?

North and south of the equator. Within Western Europe it’s most northerly locality being Britain.

How Do I Live?

Nocturnal

Do I have Any Predators?

A lack of suitable nesting sites and the decline of hay meadows.

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