Origin of barn owl
Examples from the Web for barn owl
Of this the barn-owl is perfectly aware, and at evening he may be seen sweeping low over the meadows seeking whom he may devour.
He had heard the boy give it, and now he cautiously repeated, three times, the softly quavering call of the barn-owl.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
Like the species last described—the Barn-Owl—it has an exceedingly wide range.Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)|P. L. Sclater
The barn-owl is the "screech" owl of bird literature; the brown owl the true hooting owl.