This color palette is derived from the stately Barn Owl (Tyto alba), one of the most widely distributed species of owl in the world. The name comes from its common nesting site of barn lofts and church steeples. Its coloration ranges from buff to grey with small spots on its chest and wings while its heart shaped face is white. It has been found in
european populations that females with darker spots tend to be healthier. Contrary to common belief, this Owl does not hoot but produces a schree call that can be ear shattering at close range.