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Barn Owl Skeleton Replica measures 12 in. Barn Owl Skeleton Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Tyto alba is the scientific name. Our precise skeleton can be used as a teaching tool, museum skeleton exhibit, home decor skeleton, or office decor skeleton.
The barn owl or Tyto alba is the most widely distributed species of barn owl and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as the common barn owl. The bird is known by many common names which refer to its appearance, call, habitat, or its eerie, and silent flight, white, silver, demon, ghost, death, night, rat, church, cave, stone, monkey faced, hissing, hobgoblin, dobby , white-breasted, golden, screech, straw, barnyard, and delicate owl.
The barn owl or Tyto alba is nocturnal over most of its range, but in Britain and some Pacific islands, it also hunts by day. Tyto alba specialize in hunting animals on the ground and nearly all of their food consists of small mammals which they locate by sound, their hearing being very acute. They usually mate for life unless one of the pair is killed, when a new pair bond may be formed.
Breeding takes place at varying times of year according to the locality, with a clutch, averaging about four eggs, being laid in a nest in a hollow tree, old building or fissure in a cliff. The female does all the incubation, and she and the young chicks are reliant on the male for food.
Tyto alba is a medium sized, pale colored with long wings and a short, squarish tail. The shape of the tail is a means of distinguishing the barn owl or Tyto alba from typical owls when seen in the air.
Other distinguishing features are the undulating flight pattern and the dangling, feathered legs. The pale face with its heart shape and black eyes give the flying bird a distinctive appearance, like a flat mask with oversized, oblique black eye slits, the ridge of feathers above the beak somewhat resembling a nose.
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