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Barn Owls at Emirates Park Zoo and Resort

Barn Owls
April 25, 2017

Barn Owls are the most widespread of all the birds of prey in the world, found on every continent except for the north and south poles. Barn owls are relatively common throughout most of their range, but they are rare in Britain, mostly due to habitat destruction. Climate affects their numbers quite dramatically as well as they are unable to hunt in prolonged wet weather.
Barn owls differ in size and color depending on what part of the world they are living in. Their face is flat and heart shaped unique to their species. They usually eat rodents, rats, mice, shrews, moles and voles. They have amazing sense of hearing and can detect the sound of rodents with deadly accuracy. Their habitat mostly consists of open lowlands, rough grassland, plantations, heath, marsh, coastal regions and savannah.


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