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)
Family: 37 Tytonidae (owls)