Barn Owl

Tyto alba
Barn Owl specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Uncommon permanent resident, usually found in agricultural areas or marshes. Has nested in the towers of the Smithsonian Institution, where these specimens were taken . Nesting peak is early March to late July. Female is larger than male.

Specimen Information

Record for the bird on the right -
Date:  1/8/1908
Collected By:  Not recorded
Locality: Smithsonian Tower,  Washington, DC
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  208755