Alkina is one of our youngest birds, born in the same year as Skeksi – 2017. She came to us from another wildlife demonstrator as an 18 month old. She is rather shy and cautious, so we are careful about taking her to events where she may be fearful. She has the plumage of a female Barn Owl with lots of spots on her front.
Barn Owls are a truly cosmopolitan species being found on almost every continent. Because of its wide distribution, the Barn Owl is one of the best known owls in the world. They are active hunters searching on the wing for their prey. When hunting, they often fly close to the ground making them vulnerable to motor vehicle impact in the vicinity of roads.