Tyto alba

Tyto alba

Tyto alba

(Barn Owl)

FAMILY

Tytonidae

Species

Tyto alba

Common name

Barn Owl

Main colour(s)

Grey and buff with white

Distinctive feature

The large heart-shaped mask with a white to brown border, body 34-35 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A slim bird, the upper parts are light grey to buff with numerous darker lines and scattered pale spots, underparts white with usually a few black spots. Mask prominent. Legs and feet yellowish to brownish, eyes black, bill pale.