We often utilize the term owl to refer to a fool. But, do you know that barn owls are recorded among intelligent birds. This bird is intelligent as well as mysterious.
Interesting Facts about Barn Owl
All species of owl belong to two families:
Titanidae (True Owl Family or Tytonidae) and
Strigidae (Bran-Owl Family or Strigidae)
There are about 224 species of owls in the Strigidae family, while there are about 20 in the Tyonidae family.
About 33 species of owls are found in India.
The main difference between the two owl families is the shape of their faces. Owls possess a heart-shaped face, while the owls of the Strigidae family possess a round-faced face.
Owls are found in almost all continents except Antarctica.
Birds like owls Berry Ornis and Ogygoptynx are also found 60 million years ago.
The lifespan of an owl in the forest is about 25 years. Large-sized owls possess a longer lifespan than small-sized owls. The lifespan of an owl in servitude is about 30 years.
The female owl is bigger than the male owl.
‘Eagle owl’ or ‘Bubo bubo’ of European breeds is the world’s largest owl. It possesses an average length of 66 to 71 cm (26 to 28 in) and a weight of 6 to 4 kg (3 lb 8 oz to 8 lb 13 in).
In terms of length, the Great Gray Owl of North America is the world’s longest owl, which can grow up to 32 inches long.