Image: Barn Owl on stump

Barn Owl on stump

A Barn Owl is pictured standing on a tree log at night. The picture is from a close, front-view and its illuminated colouring is visible to the viewer. One wing is partly opened, showing its all-white feathers underneath, whilst the other is almost closed, showing the spotted-white brown and black feathers on the top. Its underbelly is white with black spots, whilst its legs and face are all-white. Its white face has a brown, heart-shaped ring around it. The owl has a brown, narrow beak and brown feet.

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