Barn Owl (Captive Bird)
Tyto alba

Kodachrome 64, ASA 64, Canon AE-1


"Barn Owl," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl. Its head and upper body typically vary between a light brown and a light colored and dark grey (especially on the forehead and back) feathers in most subspecies. Some are purer, richer brown instead, and all have fine black-and-white speckles except on the remiges and rectrices, which are light brown with darker bands. The heart-shaped face is usually bright white, but in some subspecies it is browner. The underparts (including the tarsometatarsus feathers) vary from white to reddish buff among the subspecies, and are either mostly unpatterned or bear a varying amount of tiny blackish-brown speckles. It was found that at least in the continental European populations, females with more spotting are healthier on average.

 
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