Taken at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum 3-11-10 with my Canon Powershot SX10IS

A widespread but usually scarce species, Barn Owl can be found in almost any open habitat in which prey and nesting sites are available, from deserts to farms to marshes. It preys on mice and on other rodents .

Barn Owl are strikingly pale below and sometimes mistaken for the diurnal snowy owl,but its buff and gray upperparts, dark eyes in a white facial disc, and long legs set it apart from other American Owls.This species is strictly nocturnal and rarely observed in flight even at dusk.

VOICE a bone-chilling, screeching hiss, often given in flight; similar to begging cries of fledglings of many larger owls but usually with less nasal quality.


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  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    beautiful portrait!

  • Thank you Edyta very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    Awwh he’s gorgeous Kimberly! :)

    Gabe :)

  • I appreciate that Gabe, but you should know that by Thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 4 years ago

    thats one awesome capture!
    absolutely stunning bird …

  • Thank you again very much Wendy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Erik Anderson
    Erik Andersonover 4 years ago

    Barn Owls are extremely rare, where I live in Illinois! But they are soo cool!

  • I agree Erik, thank you for taking the time darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Erik Anderson
    Erik Andersonover 4 years ago

    Your welcome, anytime! :]

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    sensational image

  • Thank you so much Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sara Johnson
    Sara Johnsonover 4 years ago

    STUNNING IMAGE!!!! WOW! Such majestic animals. Pure beauty.

  • Thank you Sara for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to take a peek!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful portrait my friend. I would love to capture one diving on a rodent…Hugs…Tom

  • ME Too! That would be great. I should look in my archives, perhaps I might have one that is at least of this guy in the raptor free flight showing full wing span….I will work on that! I love missions!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Kimberly!!

  • Thank you so very much Marvin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Great portrait Kimberly. Their faces are so striking!

  • They are just beautiful aren’t they! Thank you Trish very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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