With their ghost-white faces and piercing dark eyes, they might seem a bit spooky, but these creatures are an important asset to the Landmarks, as they help maintain a balance in local habitats by controlling rodent and insect populations. Barn Owls are excellent hunters with their ability to silently fly low to the ground, paired with precise hearing and vision in low light levels, this species can strike prey in total darkness.
Although these birds are mostly nocturnal, it’s not uncommon for them to be seen during the day. Keep a lookout and try to spot one on your next adventure on the Landmarks!
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