The Eastern Barn Owl is a medium sized owl with no ear-tufts and a heart-shaped face. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Common, or Western Barn Owl Tyto alba.
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Size: Length around 34cm. Wing length 265-323mm. Tail length 119-127m. Weight 250-480g.
Voice: A drawn-out rasping screech similar to other Barn Owls.
Distribution: Asia from Asia Minor to central China and Indonesia, through to Australia and offshore islands. Introduced to New Zealand.
Status: Generally common and widespread.
Original Description: Gmelin, J.F. 1788. Systema Naturae, edito decimal tertia, 1, pt. 1, p. 295.