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Barn owl (Tyto alba) - a lovely UK bird

Barn owl(Tyto alba).- a lovely UK bird

With bright white feathers and a distinctive heart-shaped face, there’s no mistaking the barn owl. Catching sight of one on the wing is always a delight. You can also see one in Kadoorie Farm, as a rescue bird.





Barn owls are great hunters, flying low over open grassland and catching small mammals such as voles, mice, shrews and rats. They catch prey thanks to their incredible long-distance vision, sensitive hearing and silent flight.



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