Pale barn owls in UK and Ireland hint at ancient land bridge

On parle de nous // 17.11.2021

Barn owls are one of the most widely distributed birds, being found on six continents. In Europe, they follow a general pattern: southern areas host pale owls and darker birds dominate in the north. But barn owls in the UK and Ireland are consistently a stark white, and a new analysis explains why.

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