The most widely distributed species of owl in the world, the common barn owl can be found in every type of environment except for polar and desert regions. They can easily be identified by their unique heart-shaped face and striking white and brown plumage.
Barn owls are incredibly common throughout most of the regionsthey inhabit, and are classified as an animal of least concern onthe conservation status spectrum. Historically, many culturesconsidered the barn owl to be an evil or demonic omen. Because ofthis, they've earned many nicknames including the demon owl, deathowl, and ghost owl. Don't worry - you have nothing to fear fromthis beautiful creature!