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Barn Owl

Barn Owls are mostly nocturnal, but will also hunt at dawn and dusk, sometimes until the sun is high up. They hunt for small mammals like rats and voles, over fields and along roadsides.

Barn Owls do not hoot – but produce an unearthly shriek, as well as a hissing sound.

It has a very remarkable heart-shaped face, with long legs - if you see it at dusk it is a ghostly white bird with fringed wing feathers, enabling it to fly silently.

It breeds in old barns and hollow trees but may use a specially provided nest box.

The Barn Owl is the most widespread land bird species in the world and is present on every continent except Antartica.

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Barn Owls are mostly nocturnal, but will also hunt at dawn and dusk, sometimes until the sun is high up. They hunt for small mammals like rats and voles, over fields and along roadsides.

Barn Owls do not hoot – but produce an unearthly shriek, as well as a hissing sound.

It has a very remarkable heart-shaped face, with long legs - if you see it at dusk it is a ghostly white bird with fringed wing feathers, enabling it to fly silently.

It breeds in old barns and hollow trees but may use a specially provided nest box.

The Barn Owl is the most widespread land bird species in the world and is present on every continent except Antartica.