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Putting "ugly" URLs and Bibliography back in per Wikipedia:Cite_your_sources -- Caltrop —Preceding undated comment added 19:18, 27 July 2002


Not a very pretty picture on this page. Does anyone have anything better? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mintguy (talkcontribs) 12:59, 16 February 2003

The article didn't make it clear to me why it makes sense to split owls into typical owls and barn owls. The main distinction (heart-shaped face formed by certain feathers) doesn't have any obvious overwhelming importance. Is this just a case where genetic relationships justify what would otherwise not be an obvious distinction?-- 01:13, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

The distinction pre-dates DNA analysis, and is based on structural differences. These include "a heart-shaped facial disk, an elongated, compressed bill, proportionately smaller eyes than Strigidae owls, long legs, an inner toe, which is as long as the middle one, with a pectinate claw, and a sternum with two notches which is fused with the furcula". jimfbleak 06:19, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
Tytonidae has a disc-shape of the head (flat), eye sockets, and incredibly long leg bones. In French, Tytonidae is known as effraie.
Yet another distinction among Strigidae; hibou has "horns" of feathers and chouette does not. In English all three are known only as "owl"! --Yakksoho (talk) 05:35, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Move it[edit]

given that the Strigidae is at True owl, should we move Barn-owl to Common Barn-owl and then Tytonidae to Barn-owl for consistency's sake? - Metanoid (talk, email) 18:42, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

This was recently proposed at Talk:Barn Owl#Article name and didn't garner any support. Sabine's Sunbird talk 22:16, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

makes sense. - Metanoid (talk, email) 03:01, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Back in the mists of time, the two articles were originally "Barn Owl" and "barn owls" - full circle? Jimfbleak (talk) 06:31, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Owl & Pussycat video[edit]

This video has a barn owl -- lots of images — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skysong263 (talkcontribs) 06:39, 13 June 2012 (UTC)