European Barn Owl

Goldie the European barn owl (Tyto alba guttata)

Goldie the European barn owl (Tyto alba guttata)

Sooty the Black Barn owl (Tyto alba kerkuil)

Sooty the Black Barn owl (Tyto alba kerkuil)

Scientific name: Tyto alba guttata
Height:
330mm to 430mm
Geographical distribution:
north, central and south America, Europe, Africa, southern and south-eastern Asia, Australasia

Habitat: grasslands, cultivations, scrub and forest edge
Diet:
mostly rodents; occasionally small birds, bats and other prey
Status: widespread, locally threatened
Here are the names of the European Barn owls we have at the sanctuary:

GOLDIE
We also have Sooty a very unsual Black Barn owl (Tyto alba kerkuil)