Kerkuil / Tyto alba / Barn Owl "Lara"

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    Seen during a show at the Montferland-Fair, Braamt.
    De kerkuil (Tyto alba) is zeer wijd verbreid en komt voor in Amerika, Europa, Azië, Australië en Afrika. Zoals bij veel andere uilen (en ook roofvogels) is het vrouwtje iets groter en zwaarder dan het mannetje. Deze uil is ongeveer 35 cm groot en hij leeft in open of half-open laaglandgebieden waaronder cultuurland als steden, dorpen en landbouwgrond. ’s Nachts gaat de kerkuil op zoek naar kleine knaagdieren. Tijdens de jacht vliegt hij vooral laag over de grond. Boomholten, ruïnes, schuren en bijgebouwen worden als nestruimte gebruikt door de kerkuil.

    The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae. These form one of the two living main lineages groups of owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world outside polar and desert regions, as well as all of Asia north of the Alpide belt, New Zealand, and most of Indonesia and the Pacific islands.

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    1. gingang 61 months ago | reply

      Great bird and great foto!

    2. illie72 61 months ago | reply

      Mooi zijn ze he? Ik hoop altijd wel dat ze supergoed verzorgd worden in gevangenschap...

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    5. tijmenkroes 61 months ago | reply

      Prachtig dier. Hele mooie foto. Alleen jammer dat hij op deze manier te kijk moet staan.

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    7. ditmaliepaard 61 months ago | reply

      Pracht beesten .Schitterende kop heeft hij of zij !!
      Heel mooie foto !!

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    9. tipiro 61 months ago | reply

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    10. mesquakie8 61 months ago | reply

      Love the Barn Owls, just don't get to see them in the wild.

    11. Asti21 61 months ago | reply

      Seen in Top 20 Birds

      i love this owl...serene face

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    15. mariarty 61 months ago | reply

      Wonderful images. One of my favourite species of owl, they have such adoreable faces.

    16. Angélique/foto's 61 months ago | reply

      Prachtig dier en mooie foto, behalve de metalen ringen om zijn poten, moet er niet aan denken dat die om mijn benen zouden zitten.

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    18. AZ Foto (Ada) 61 months ago | reply

      Schitterende close-up!

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