Common Barn Owl - Tyto alba lulu
DNA analysis (as of April 2006) indicates that T. a. lulu is very close to T. a. deliculata from Australia; the genetic distances would not qualify T. a. lulu as a valid subspecies. (M. Wink pers. comm. 27 April 2006).
Also see the nominate description for this species.
Original Description: Peale, Titian R. 1848. United States Exploring Expedition, Vol. 8, Mammalia & Ornithology, p. 74-75.
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OwlPages.com Owl Species ID: 010.130.180