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Conservation Status

Conservation Status - Least Concern

Midnight the Barn Owl

(Tyto alba)

About Midnight

After another breeder was let down by a collector, we were again contacted and asked if we could take in a Barn Owl. Midnight is not just any Barn Owl though, she is a Dark Breasted Barn Owl, and you can tell this by the colour of her feathers compared to a normal Barn Owl. She is a very tame and loving bird, who loves to receive lots of attention as well as look adorable.

Description of the Barn Owl

The Barn Owl is a native owl to Britain, and is of a fair size (around 40cm). It is a very easy owl to recognise, as it has a distinct heart-shaped face, along with black eyes. The wingspan of this bird is around 80-90cm, and when flying, makes hardly any noise whatsoever. The chest feathers of the Barn Owl are white, and the wing feathers are a buff colour. Generally the Barn Owl can be found in the countryside, as it nests in old farm outhouses and barns, and has to have extensive grassy patches to hunt for food in. This bird eats small mammals such as mice, and hunts commonly at dawn and dusk, and sometimes during the day if there are young to feed.