The Barn Owl is buff-brown above and white below. The white heart-shaped face is distinctive. Fluffy, densely packed plumage allows the barn owl to fly silently, which is useful when hunting rodents. Owls do not digest the fur and bones of their prey. Instead, they regurgitate them in the form of pellets. Owl pellets are sometimes analyzed to collect information about small mammals of an area. Diet: They feed on mostly rodents. Habitat: They prefer open and partly open grasslands and farmlands. They nest in cliff crevices and abandoned buildings.