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Name: UnnamedBirthday: 06-06-2012
Type: Barn Owl
Rarity: Limited Edition
Perhaps the Barn Owl is most easily able to spot out for its heart shaped facial disc that is white with somewhat of a brown-tinged edge. Its coat is usually light grey with darker lines with paler spotted markings that adorn the feathers. Located on the wings and back are markings known as buff markings and just under their white wings a few black spots are usually found, though occasionally there are none.
Unfortunately, Barn Owls do not tend to lead a very long life, and many of them die within their first short year or two of living. However, these owls can be found all over the world besides Antarctica, and can be found flourishing within virtually all habitats. They live mostly in open woodland, heaths and moors, rather than largly forested places. Like most of their kind, they are nocturnal and roost (or sleep) by day in the hollows of trees, caves, out-buildings, and even thick foliage.
Barn Owls are a wordwide group of birds, and are most commonly thought of for the simple fact of their fondness to sleep in old churches and barns. Though they have been known for a long period of time, the first official description of this magnificent bird was by an Italian naturalist, Givanni Scopoli, in 1769. The Barn Owl has many names, some of which include, but are not limited to, the Monkey-faced Owl, Ghost Owl, Night Owl, and even White Owl, which comes from the name Tyto Alba, alba literally meaning White.
These flyers truly are one of the many majestic creatures of the Avian kingdom.