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  • Eastern Barn Owl

  • Tyto javanica (alba)
  • The Barn Owl is a pale, long-winged, long-legged owl with a short squarish tail. Flies with wavering motions and open dangling feathered legs. It has a light heart-shaped facial disc and black eyes. Upper parts are usually light brown, with fine black and white speckles. The underparts are much paler. It produces the characteristic shree scream, ear-shattering at close range.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=354
  • Song link
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/audio/34%20Barn%20Owl%20Fred%20Van%20Gessel%20ft.%20Roma%20Kane%20Bird%20Calls%20of%20the%20Greater%20Sydney%20Region%20-%20A%20Regional%20Field%20Guide%20Volume%205%20-%20CD%201%20%28May%202002%29.mp3
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  • Eastern Barn Owl

  • The Barn Owl is a pale, long-winged, long-legged owl with a short squarish tail. Flies with wavering motions and open dangling feathered legs. It has a light heart-shaped facial disc and black eyes. Upper parts are usually light brown, with fine black and white speckles. The underparts are much paler. It produces the characteristic shree scream, ear-shattering at close range.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Barn Owl
  • Scientific name
  • Tyto javanica (alba)
  • Tyto alba
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 249
  • Size
  • 34-35cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • The hooters
  • Song link
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/audio/34%20Barn%20Owl%20Fred%20Van%20Gessel%20ft.%20Roma%20Kane%20Bird%20Calls%20of%20the%20Greater%20Sydney%20Region%20-%20A%20Regional%20Field%20Guide%20Volume%205%20-%20CD%201%20%28May%202002%29.mp3
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=354
  • Description link
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Barn_Owl