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Owl, Barn

Roberts No: 392

Golden buff and white owl with a heart-shaped white facial disc and small black eyes. A pair has nested successfully for the last few years in a garage near Steenbok Park. Can be seen hunting in the Park. Varied calls, the most usual being an eerie ‘shreeee’

Family Name:
Tyto alba
Common Name:
Owl, Barn
33 to 36 cm
mainly rodents and insectivore but exploits locally abundant foods and takes bats and birds, also shrews, hares, lizards and frogs.