Barn Owl

(Tyto alba)


(wingspan: 33’’-42’’) Barn Owls are long-legged and have dark eyes inside a heart-shaped facial disk. Their feathers on their back and wings are rusty brown with patches of ash-gray and specks of white. The juveniles have the same plumage as the adults.


These owls are opportunistic but mainly prey on rodents.


Barn Owls are found in Colorado year-round.


These birds nest in cavities and are known for nesting in man-made structures. The females will lay four to six eggs per brood and the babies will fledge in seven to nine weeks. Barns owls will have multiple broods a year where and when food is abundant.


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