Of the five species of owl which breed in Britain the barn owl is becoming much less common generally - and in some places, rare. A recent report suggested that there might be between 4,000 - 5,000 pairs of barn owls living in the British Isles.

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Barn Owl

Order: Strigiformes

Family: Tytonidae

Species: Tyto alba

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Order: Strigiformes

Family: Tytonidae

Species: Tyto alba

Population trend: stable

Size: Up to 36cm (14").

Habitat: Heaths, woods, fields and hedgerows.

Distribution: The barn owl is one of the most common owls found worldwide but here in the UK their numbers are dropping fast.

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