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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

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These Barn Owls are found throughout Argentina but are becoming rarer due to the so called human progress of renovating old barns.  This owl lives in one of our barns in Buenos Aires province which will definitely not be renovated!  Strangely at the onset of winter we found this chick (below) which was being reared inside a cardboard box.  This seemed late to be breeding.

This owl measures 35cm and appears white when seen, which is usually at night.

It has a large white heart shaped facial disc.  The back and wings are beautifully marked in orange and dark grey.  Underparts are predominantly white with pale speckling with white feathered legs.

We heard Barn Owls during our September 2013 trip but have yet to see them at the reserve.

There is just one chick in this nest and it seems to be healthy and noisy.

Tyto alba

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