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Barn Owl
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Se7J-r Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
How cute! :)
SamanthaTorres12348 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Amazing shot.
ALStanford Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful!!
caradecunha2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw that a bunch of people commented saying that they drew this... and so I took the liberty to draw it as well! Hope you don't mind! You didn't show any discontentment with the others... I just haven't finished. When I do I'll link it here, and the image will have a link to the original. :)
KarciaDastardly Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Cute. I love Barn Owl <3
chaiiro03 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This photo= David Bowie is stalking you
Kosari Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love their scary/cute mask-like faces. Great capture :clap:
IncrediblyForkable Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind, I really wanted to do a pastel rendition of this great picture. If you'd like to see it, here it is. [link]
TheLumospell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This is a fantastic shot!
kimy-shan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
so cute! amazing!
uskas Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I drew this awesome shot. You can see it here: *click*.
jdsurfer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
awesome picture, would it be ok if i draw this?
lupine-love Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
love this
Maikekai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very cool picture
AmandaYam Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
The colors so so pretty and vibrant! I thought this was a painting.
GrizzlyGreenEyes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
ever since that movie, the fourth kind, i've been so creeped out by these. but it is very awesome!
Lady-Labyrinth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Writer
Wonderful shot!
kissofobia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
love is everywere :D look at his face 0.0 like heart! by the way can u comment my galery? plz...its kinda new and my stuff isnt so good XD... so plz comment 0/0 [link]
Wulfenite Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Aww, awesome shot!
YellowFlash001 Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
wow very beautiful
dark-morph female, probably.
IggyHazard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:+fav: That owl is watching you. :XD:
fiery-bliss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Beautiful....I love owls.This shot is perfect down to every last detail.
patrx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2003
Nice shot! Always liked those comical faces...burrowing owls are another cutie of the owl clan..:D (Big Grin)
itscheryl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2003
Awwww... its so cute !
I always wanted one of these
but there arent any in my country
even if there was, we arent allowed to keep them
it would be cruel anyway

i lurveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Heart this pic
fav fav fav !!!
-cerberus- Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003   Photographer
I don't know what to say...

deathbrain Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003
Aha...another one Common Barn-Owl

All four of the Southwestern deserts. The barn owl occurs in great numbers in Southern California.

Hunts in areas rich in rodents, along desert washes and canyons, where trees for perching are available.

The barn owl can readily be distinguished from other owls by its unique shape, color and voice. This distinctive, medium-sized owl grows 15 to 20 inches in height. It has long, feathered legs and makes a loud, rasping hiss, rather than the hoot associated with other owls.

The Barn Owl is primarily white with buff, yellow and tawny shadings. It is delicately freckled with dark specks and the blending of colors in day-light has led some to call it, the "golden owl." Other common names are for it are the "White Owl" and "Monkey-faced Owl."

The barn owl's face is arresting. There are no ear tufts. The eyes and beak are completely encircled by a heart-shaped facial ruff of white, rimmed with tan while slightly curved feathers radiate out from the small, dark eyes.

The eyes of owls look forward in a fixed position and cannot move to the side, as the human eye can. Therefore, to see to the side or back, the owl must turn its whole head. They see extremely well at night. Their hearing must be extremely acute also, for it is known that a barn owl can strike a mouse in the dark.

Barn Owls are more nocturnal than other owls. They wait until dark before starting out to hunt, except when the demands of their young may start them hunting at twilight. Normally, before daylight, they retire to some shadowed or enclosed area in an old building, a hollow tree or a hole in a rocky cliff and remain there drowsily inactive all day.

Life Cycle
Barn owls choose nesting sights almost anywhere, in old buildings, hollow trees and on or in the ground. No effort is made to build or even line the nest. The female lays from 5 to 7 white, spotless eggs at intervals of 2 or 3 days. Incubation starts after the first egg is laid. It takes from 32 to 34 days for the first egg to hatch, so a nest may contain 4 or 5 young of different size and age.

The young are called "owlets." They are covered with snow-white down for 6 days. This is gradually replaced by a buff-colored down which develops into a thick, woolly covering that is still in evidence for about 50 days.

Awesome creature...Headbang!
kendre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003
How cuteAww
I've always loved this kind of owlLove
Thanks for the shot :D (Big Grin)
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