They Tyto alba are equipped with many features that provide aid in their everyday lives. From their external appearance to their internal systems, barn owls are able accomplish survival through catching prey, locomotion, and protecting themselves from danger. These adaptations they inhibited, due to their environment, contributed to the current functions they carry today.
     One of their features that make up their external functions is their wings. Constructed to be great in length, they are able to carry themselves in a slow flight, enabling the motion of hovering to have the advantage in capturing their prey. In addition to their wings, the lightness of their feathers gives way for a  quieter flight.  A second external feature is their long limbs and sharp talons. These play a role in the hunting of  next potential meal and their piercing claws for an easy kill. The last feature that contributes to their physical characteristics is their coloration. Their feathers display colors that mask owls from predators looking down on their brown dorsal side, blending them in with the earth’s tones, and prey looking up at its white ventral side matching the brightness of the sky (The Barn Owl Trust, 2012).
       When it comes to their internal functions, the two that stand out in aiding the Tyto alba are their eyes and ears. The barn owls have a low light vision that is considered being motion sensitive (The Barn Owl Trust, 2012). Even though they can see very well in the night due to their nocturnal benefiting features in their eyes, they too are able to detect motions from their prey with the help of their ears. The barn owls have outstanding accuracy when it comes to sense of surrounding sounds. This comes in handy in these daylight circumstances when prey is hidden amongst shrubbery or weather conditions (Animal Diversity Web, 2002).



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