A Beautiful Pair Of Owls Captured On Camera Sharing A Sweet Moment

A picture of an adorable pair of owls was taken as they had a sweet moment. Two owls were seen by this photographer enjoying a really intimate moment together.

Owls are solitary creatures, therefore it is very challenging to see two of them at once, much less a couple of these nocturnal birds of prey cuddling. But recently, a fortunate British photographer was able to see such a vanishingly rare scene. In a little village in Staffordshire, UK, Leslie Arnott was able to get a few pictures of two barn owls having a genuinely amorous affair.

Information about Barn Owls

According to Wikipedia, the barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl in the world and one of the most widespread of all species of birds, being found almost everywhere in the world except for the polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia, and some Pacific Islands. It is also known as the common barn owl, to distinguish it from the other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae).

There are at least three major lineages of barn owls: the western barn owl of Europe, western Asia, and Africa; the eastern barn owl of southeastern Asia and Australasia; and the American barn owl of the Americas. Some taxonomic authorities classify barn owls differently, recognizing up to five separate species; and further research needs to be done to resolve the disparate taxonomies. There is considerable variation in size and color among the approximately 28 subspecies, but most are between 33 and 39 cm (13 and 15 in) in length, with wingspans ranging from 80 to 95 cm (31 to 37 in). The plumage on the head and back is a mottled shade of grey or brown; that on the underparts varies from white to brown and is sometimes speckled with dark markings. The face is characteristically heart-shaped and is white in most subspecies. This owl does not hoot but utters an eerie, drawn-out screech.