Tytonidae – Barn-owls

Fly so silently, that even the most powerful microphones can’t record their flight

Found in the forests and grasslands of temperate to tropical regions, barn owls and bay owls possess unique characteristics, distinguishing them from true owls. Their faces are heart-shaped or angular, with enlarged facial discs that allow these owls to hunt in complete darkness. They also have longer legs with talons to grab prey from the ground while in flight.

Owls are exclusively carnivorous and swallow their prey whole. They regurgitate the undigestable parts of the animal, such as its fur and bones, in the form of a pellet. While true owls hoot, barn and bay owls communicate through screeches, shrieks, and whistles.