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Taken at the Screech Owl Sanctuary - Indian Queens - Cornwall - England - U.K - 2009 - photo by Mark Whittaker The Ashy-faced Owl is a species of owl in the Tytonidae family. It is found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.
My family rescued a baby barn owl when I was a kid. He fell from a nest in the rafters of an old cotton mill. We took him to the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte, where he grew into a healthy adult -- save for a constant head-cocking tic. Needless to say, they did not release him into the wild. He became one of their beloved mascots.