Barn Owl.A large, cosmopolitan, very pale owl. The facial disc is characteristically heart shaped white, surrounding large black eyes. The body upperparts are sandy, beautifully and delicately mottled with pale greys, buffs and browns. Relatively long winged when hunting; often “quarters” the ground, gliding and rocking from side to side. It has a thin but penetrating scream, and favours open forests & woodlands.