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African Barn Owl

Tyto alba affinis

The African barn owl is a subspecies of the barn owl, one of the most widespread land birds in the world! There may be over 40 subspecies!



Size: 29 - 44cm
Weight: 180 - 220g



African barn owls live in lightly wooded areas, usually singly or in pairs. They are found in Africa, south of the Sahara desert.



African barn owls usually feed on small mammals, birds and large insects. The prey is usually swallowed whole!



They often nest in a dark crevice or tree stump, or occasionally in the abandoned nest of an eagle. They lay 3 to 7 eggs are laid, which are incubated mainly by the female.



The African barn owl is not believed to be endangered as it has a very large home range.

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