Barn Owl ~ Captive by Kimberly Chadwick

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12-12-10

Taken during the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Barn Owl
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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Comments

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous bird, Kimberly! Posing nicely too for you! Another amazing critter for your collection!

  • Thank you Krys, he was a treat!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhalmost 4 years ago

    Oh wow.,.Great catch..

  • Thank you sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific shot, Kimberly.

  • Many thanks my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    What a beauty – love that pose!

  • Thank you darlin! Sorry for the late reply.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 4 years ago

    Super viewing Kimberly you captured a Beauty !!….Tony

  • Thank you Tony, not sure how I missed this one!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Emily Bagley
    Emily Bagleyalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Emily so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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