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The barn owl is a common species of owl found on every continent of the world except Antarctica. It grows from 13 to 20 inches long, and its wingspan ranges from 30 to 45 inches. It's a nocturnal hunter of small mammals ... More »

Barn owl eggs hatch in 29 to 35 days, and the owlets begin flying after about two months. Young barn owls live in the cavities where their parents nest. The adult owls don't usually build nests but may use nest boxes or ... More »

The number of eggs that a female owl lays depends on the species of the owl. Barn owls lay five to six eggs, while screech owls lay three to five. More »

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