|Tyto alba||Order: Strigiformes||Family: Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)|
In North America, this is the sole member of the family Tytonidae. Rare except in the southern states, it’s widespread throughout the rest of the world, found just about everywhere except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia and some Pacific islands. Barn Owls were introduced on the Hawaiian Islands. Increasing numbers of American farmers are setting out nest boxes to encourage them; Barn Owls provide matchless and safe rodent control.