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Barn Owls are fascinating creatures. Here are some facts you probably didn't know about them!
A wild Barn Owl usually eats about 4 small mammals every night, that’s 1,460 per year!
Barn Owls screech – they never hoot (that’s Tawny Owls).
Barn Owls are normally monogamous, however there are some incidents of bigamy, in which one male is coupled with two females.
In England barn owls are far more likely to nest in trees than in barns.
When Barn Owls are threatened, they lower their heads, stretch their wings, and sway from side to side while making a growling sound. Toe-dusting is the name for this defensive action.
Though they typically hunt in the dark, it’s not unusual to see barn owls hunting during the day, particularly in mid-winter, or when they have chicks to feed.
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