Barn Owl(Tyto alba)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Tyto
Species : alba
Scientific name: Tyto alba
Important Facts:
Height 32-40 cm
Weight 470gm
Life Span 2 years
Sexual maturity 1 year
Incubation period 31 days
Clutch size 3-9 eggs
Open low-lying area, preferably below 750-ft. elevation, with an abundant vole population.
Occurring on every continent except Antarctica.
Small vertebrates, particularly rodents, but also small bats, birds and reptiles.
(per head)
Chick alive 7 days old – 2 no.