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Barn Owl Tyto alba stertens   - Adult
Barn Owl
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :GMERS Medical College campus, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 21 September 2017
English synonyms:Common Barn Owl, Common Barn-owl, Western Barn Owl, Eastern Barn Owl (javanica), White Owl, Australian Barn-Owl (delicatula), Delicate Owl (delicatula), Lesser Masked Owl (delicatula), Monkey-faced Owl (delicatula), Cave Owl (delicatula), Screech Owl (delicatula), Pearly Owl
Bird Family :Tytonidae - Barn Owls, Grass Owls, Masked Owls & Bay Owls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :In this monsoon season we found Barn Owl pair in our campus. We observe them roosted in a spare room window, which was rarely used. Generally we found them on this roosting site in late evening to early morning. They were screeching so loudly at evenings, if you pass from there you will definably note their presence. We even sighted them hunting at late night near our residence also. Its looks like they settle themselves in our campus. Barn Owl is second owl species other than Spotted Owlet seen in our campus. You can see their calling on " https://youtu.be/IGjoknxwbtw ". - VP & PM