Tyto alba (affinis) from Africa, from S edge of Sahara, including Zanzibar and Pemba, Madagascar and Comoro Islands. But the nominate race overlaps with “affinis” from S Egypt to N Sudan.
This race is greyer above than “alba”, with more and coarser spotting below.
UPDATE: Military Helicopter Exercises at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were in full force tonight and quite loud, that may have kept our Mel & Sydney in hiding for the night.
Trivia Q: The North America barn owl is known by what Tyto “race”or subspecies name?