A hooked beak, dark eyes and a kind of white mask resembling a heart, that would seem to have been outlined in brown pencil! We are right in front of an owl, but not just any. This is the barn owl, also called "owl of the steeples" or "white lady". A widespread species in the world. This long-winged nocturnal raptor has a silent flight and uses highly developed hearing to flush out small rodents, such as field mice or shrews.