Animal Class: Birds
Length: 12.6-15.75 inches
Weight: 14-22 ounces
Life Span: 2 years wild average
Diet: Mostly small mammals but occasionally eats birds, fish, reptiles, and insects
Habitat: Found on every continent except Antarctica
Barn owls have a characteristic heart-shaped face. Their large eyes are locked facing forward and their long beak is mostly covered by feathers. The barn owl’s face and lower breast are white. The upper breast is tan and there is brown spots over the entire chest. The barn owl’s back and wings are tawny with darker flecking and markings. Their legs are covered with small white feathers and their toes with white bristles. Up to 46 different subspecies of barn owls have been regionally identified, and there is some size and color variation among the subspecies.
Our Barn Owl: Ms. Wigglesworth (female)