Barn owls are among the most widely dispersed owl species on earth and could be found on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. These raptors are among the most unique looking owls and are famous for their heart shaped face. They’re a mild brown/yellow color with a white face, legs, and stomach. These birds are nocturnal, so they mostly hunt and are active at night. When these owls fly at night they’re easy to see due to the white color underneath and are often mistaken for snowy owls.
Like most owls, barn owls have especially designed feathers for silent flight and have a round facial disc that permits them to pinpoint their prey by sound. There’s research showing that barn owls have the best hearing from any creature on Earth. An experiment was conducted in which a barn owl was put in a room that was pitch dark and it managed to capture a mouse with sound alone. The silent flight of those owls permit them to listen to rodents on the floor while they fly.
These birds of prey have big families, often hatching 6 – 7 infants at the same time. There have been reports of people thinking their home is haunted and after finding out it’s a family of barn owls living in the loft. When You Have barn owls on your area consider yourself blessed to have such a valuable and Incredible predator around