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Common barn owl (Tyto alba) perching on a fence. Barn owls are nocturnal predators that prefer open country in which to hunt their prey, which includes small mammals such as rodents. Barn owls live throughout the world in temperate and sub-tropical regions. Photographed in April in the UK.
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