Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica)
Jurong Island, 4th May 2016

This photo of a dead Eastern Barn Owl, likely to have died after crashing into a building, was shared by Lim Kim Chuah to the Bird Sightings group on Facebook.

The Barn Owl has traditionally been considered to be a single, cosmopolitan species (Tyto alba), but it has recently been split into several species; the populations found in Singapore are considered to belong to what is now known as the Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica), which encompasses the Barn Owls in Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and parts of the South Pacific.

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