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Barn owl

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Barn owl, common white owl (Tyto alba) useful as a destroyer of rodents. It grows to a length of about 18 in (46 cm), with a white face and cinnamon-dappled white breast. It nests in cliffs, hollow trees, and buildings. Its piercing scream is probably responsible for many tales of “haunted houses.”

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