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Barn owl

Barn owls
Barn Owl
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Strigiformes
Family:Tytonidae
Genera
Tyto[?]
Phodilus[?]

The barn owls (Family Tytonidae) are one of the two groups of owls, the other being the typical owls Strigidae. The two genera contain over twenty species of barn owls.

Barn owls occur worldwide. The best-known species, the Barn Owl, Tyto alba occurs on every continent except Antarctica.

Species list:

Genus Tyto

  • Greater Sooty-Owl, Tyto tenebricosa
  • Lesser Sooty-Owl, Tyto multipunctata
  • Australian Masked-Owl, Tyto novaehollandiae
  • New Britain Masked-Owl, Tyto aurantia
  • Lesser Masked-Owl, Tyto sororcula
  • Manus Owl, Tyto manusi
  • Taliabu Owl, Tyto nigrobrunnea
  • Minahassa Owl, Tyto inexspectata
  • Sulawesi Owl, Tyto rosenbergii
  • Australasian Grass-Owl, Tyto longimembris
  • African Grass-Owl, Tyto capensis
  • Ashy-faced Owl, Tyto glaucops
  • Madagascar Red Owl, Tyto soumagnei
  • Barn Owl, Tyto alba
Genus Phodilus
  • Oriental Bay-Owl, Phodilus badius
  • Congo Bay-Owl Phodilus prigoginei

See also typical owl

External Links

  • ITIS Barn Owl taxonomy (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=177849)



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