Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Common Barn Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tyto alba
Family : Tytonidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Barn Owl is a pale golden bird with black eyes. (adult bird length approximately 36 cm, wing 30 cm, bill 3 cm, tarsus 7.2 cm, tail 12.3 cm). It looks golden-buff from above, white from below and grey back. Its shoulders and wings are yellowish-brown. Its bill is fleshy-white to fleshy-horn, irises are deep brown. It feeds mainly on rats, mice, small bats and birds. It is more active at dawn and dusk.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Arjun Dutta(www.xeno-canto.org/Arjun Dutta), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.