Learn About Willow

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 15-20 yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 10 yrs
  • Wingspan: 2.5-3.5 ft
  • Weight: 1-1.5 lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Temperate and tropical regions of every continent (excluding Antarctica)
  • Habitat in the Wild: Open country in almost every kind of terrain excluding polar and desert environments
    • Diet in the Wild: small nocturnal vertebrates, especially rodents
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: rodents, venison, donated meats
    • Gender: Female
    • Birth: 2021
    • Arrival: May 2021

Willow was hatched and raised at the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis MO for educational purposes. 

Willow is very friendly and curious and likes being around people.  These are all great qualities for a bird that will go on outreaches like this one.