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Barn owl
Tyto alba

A pair of barn owls living in an abandoned well south of Ajo, AZ. March 2008.

Size: 16 inches
Overall Color: tan
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: rodents, insects, bats, reptiles
Nest: cavity (often in old buildings)
Field Identification: prominent heart-shaped facial disk, white breast with speckles, long legs, white underwings
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Strigiformes
Family: 37 Tytonidae (owls)
Genus: Tyto
Species: alba

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