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A barn owl being released back into the wild.


barn owl

There are many species of barn owls. They are birds of prey and come out at night. Sometimes called monkey-faced owls because of their heart shaped facial disks and absence of ear tufts. Growing around 30 to 40 cm long and white to grey or yellowish to brownish orange in colour. Their eyes are dark and small in comparison with those of other owls. Barn owls mainly hunt small rodents (like mice) for food and nest in buildings, towers and old hawks nests. They mainly inhabit open grasslands.

Did you know.... that the common barn owl is found world wide except Antarctica and Micronesia. Australia's most common barn owl is the common grass owl.

barn owl



An online interactive knowledge test about the barn owl. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to aussie animals main page

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