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Typical owl

Typical owls

Great Horned Owl
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Scientific classification
Aegolius[?]: saw-whet owls
Asio[?]: eared owls
Bubo: horned owls
Glaucidium[?]: pygmy-owls
Micrathene[?]: elf owls
Nyctea: Snowy Owl
Otus[?]: scops-owls
Pyrroglaux[?]: palau owls
Strix[?]: earless owls
Surnia[?]: hawk-owls

Typical owls (Family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of owls, the other being the Barn Owls.

The nearly 200 species are:

  • White-fronted Scops-Owl, Otus sagittatus
  • Andaman Scops-Owl, Otus balli
  • Reddish Scops-Owl, Otus rufescens
  • Sandy Scops-Owl, Otus icterorhynchus
  • Sokoke Scops-Owl, Otus ireneae
  • Flores Scops-Owl, Otus alfredi
  • Mountain Scops-Owl, Otus spilocephalus
  • Rajah Scops-Owl, Otus brookii
  • Javan Scops-Owl, Otus angelinae
  • Mentawai Scops-Owl, Otus mentawi
  • Indian Scops-Owl, Otus bakkamoena
  • Collared Scops-Owl, Otus lettia
  • Sunda Scops-Owl, Otus lempiji
  • Japanese Scops-Owl, Otus semitorques
  • Wallace's Scops-Owl, Otus silvicola
  • Palawan Scops-Owl, Otus fuliginosus
  • Philippine Scops-Owl, Otus megalotis
  • Mindanao Scops-Owl, Otus mirus
  • Luzon Scops-Owl, Otus longicornis
  • Mindoro Scops-Owl, Otus mindorensis
  • Pallid Scops-Owl, Otus brucei
  • African Scops-Owl, Otus senegalensis
  • European Scops-Owl[?], Otus scops
  • Oriental Scops-Owl, Otus sunia
  • Flammulated Owl, Otus flammeolus
  • Moluccan Scops-Owl, Otus magicus
  • Mantanani Scops-Owl, Otus mantananensis
  • Ryukyu Scops-Owl, Otus elegans
  • Sulawesi Scops-Owl, Otus manadensis
  • Sangihe Scops-Owl, Otus collari
  • Biak Scops-Owl, Otus beccarii
  • Seychelles Scops-Owl, Otus insularis
  • Simeulue Scops-Owl, Otus umbra
  • Enggano Scops-Owl, Otus enganensis
  • Nicobar Scops-Owl, Otus alius
  • Pemba Scops-Owl, Otus pembaensis
  • Comoro Scops-Owl, Otus pauliani
  • Anjouan Scops-Owl, Otus capnodes
  • Moheli Scops-Owl, Otus moheliensis
  • Mayotte Scops-Owl, Otus mayottensis
  • Malagasy Scops-Owl, Otus rutilus
  • Torotoroka Scops-Owl, Otus madagascariensis
  • Sao Tome Scops-Owl, Otus hartlaubi
  • Western Screech-Owl, Otus kennicottii
  • Balsas Screech-Owl, Otus seductus
  • Pacific Screech-Owl, Otus cooperi
  • Whiskered Screech-Owl, Otus trichopsis
  • Eastern Screech-Owl, Otus asio
  • Tropical Screech-Owl, Otus choliba
  • Koepcke's Screech-Owl, Otus koepckeae
  • West Peruvian Screech-Owl, Otus roboratus
  • Bare-shanked Screech-Owl, Otus clarkii
  • Bearded Screech-Owl, Otus barbarus
  • Rufescent Screech-Owl, Otus ingens
  • Colombian Screech-Owl, Otus colombianus
  • Cinnamon Screech-Owl, Otus petersoni
  • Cloud-forest Screech-Owl, Otus marshalli
  • Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl, Otus watsonii
  • Guatemalan Screech-Owl, Otus guatemalae
  • Vermiculated Screech-Owl, Otus vermiculatus
  • Hoy's Screech-Owl, Otus hoyi
  • Variable Screech-Owl, Otus atricapillus
  • Long-tufted Screech-Owl, Otus sanctaecatarinae
  • Puerto Rican Screech-Owl, Otus nudipes
  • White-throated Screech-Owl, Otus albogularis

  • Palau Owl, Pyrroglaux podarginus

  • Cuban Screech-Owl, Gymnoglaux lawrencii

  • Northern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis leucotis
  • Southern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis granti

  • Mindanao Eagle-Owl, Mimizuku gurneyi

See horned owl for more on the following horned and eagle owls).

  • Great Horned Owl[?], Bubo virginianus
  • Magellanic Horned Owl, Bubo magellanicus
  • Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Bubo bubo
  • Rock Eagle-Owl, Bubo bengalensis
  • Pharaoh Eagle-Owl, Bubo ascalaphus
  • Cape Eagle-Owl, Bubo capensis
  • Spotted Eagle-Owl, Bubo africanus
  • Grayish Eagle-Owl, Bubo cinerascens
  • Fraser's Eagle-Owl, Bubo poensis
  • Usambara Eagle-Owl, Bubo vosseleri
  • Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl, Bubo nipalensis
  • Barred Eagle-Owl, Bubo sumatranus
  • Shelley's Eagle-Owl, Bubo shelleyi
  • Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, Bubo lacteus
  • Dusky Eagle-Owl, Bubo coromandus
  • Akun Eagle-Owl, Bubo leucostictus
  • Philippine Eagle-Owl, Bubo philippensis

  • Blakiston's Fish-Owl, Ketupa blakistoni
  • Brown Fish-Owl[?], Ketupa zeylonensis
  • Tawny Fish-Owl, Ketupa flavipes
  • Buffy Fish-Owl, Ketupa ketupu

  • Pel's Fishing-Owl, Scotopelia peli
  • Rufous Fishing-Owl, Scotopelia ussheri
  • Vermiculated Fishing-Owl, Scotopelia bouvieri

  • Spotted Wood-Owl, Strix seloputo
  • Mottled Wood-Owl, Strix ocellata
  • Brown Wood-Owl, Strix leptogrammica
  • Tawny Owl, Strix aluco
  • Hume's Owl, Strix butleri
  • Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
  • Fulvous Owl, Strix fulvescens
  • Rusty-barred Owl, Strix hylophila
  • Rufous-legged Owl, Strix rufipes
  • Chaco Owl, Strix chacoensis
  • Ural Owl, Strix uralensis
  • Pere David's Owl, Strix davidi
  • Great Grey Owl, Strix nebulosa
  • African Wood-Owl, Strix woodfordii

  • Mottled Owl, Ciccaba virgata
  • Black-and-white Owl, Ciccaba nigrolineata
  • Black-banded Owl, Ciccaba huhula
  • Rufous-banded Owl, Ciccaba albitarsis

  • Crested Owl, Lophostrix cristata

  • Maned Owl, Jubula lettii

  • Spectacled Owl, Pulsatrix perspicillata
  • Tawny-browed Owl, Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana
  • Band-bellied Owl, Pulsatrix melanota

  • Eurasian Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium passerinum
  • Collared Owlet, Glaucidium brodiei
  • Pearl-spotted Owlet, Glaucidium perlatum
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium californicum
  • Mountain Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium gnoma
  • Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium cobanense
  • Cape Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium hoskinsii
  • Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium costaricanum
  • Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium nubicola
  • Andean Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium jardinii
  • Colima Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium palmarum
  • Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium sanchezi
  • Central American Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium griseiceps
  • Subtropical Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium parkeri
  • Yungas Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium bolivianum
  • Amazonian Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium hardyi
  • Least Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium minutissimum
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium brasilianum
  • Tucuman Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium tucumanum
  • Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium peruanum
  • Austral Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium nanum
  • Cuban Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium siju
  • Red-chested Owlet, Glaucidium tephronotum
  • Sjostedt's Owlet, Glaucidium sjostedti
  • Asian Barred Owlet, Glaucidium cuculoides
  • Javan Owlet, Glaucidium castanopterum
  • Jungle Owlet, Glaucidium radiatum
  • Chestnut-backed Owlet, Glaucidium castanonotum
  • African Barred Owlet, Glaucidium capense
  • Chestnut Owlet, Glaucidium castaneum
  • Albertine Owlet, Glaucidium albertinum

  • Long-whiskered Owlet, Xenoglaux loweryi

  • Elf Owl, Micrathene whitneyi

  • Burrowing Owl[?], Athene cunicularia
  • Spotted Owlet, Athene brama
  • Forest Owlet, Athene blewitti
  • Little Owl, Athene noctua
  • Boreal Owl, Aegolius funereus
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
  • Unspotted Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius ridgwayi
  • Buff-fronted Owl, Aegolius harrisii

  • Rufous Owl, Ninox rufa
  • Powerful Owl, Ninox strenua
  • Barking Owl, Ninox connivens
  • Sumba Boobook, Ninox rudolfi
  • Southern Boobook, Ninox novaeseelandiae, sometimes split as
    • Morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae,
    • Southern Boobook, Ninox boobook
  • Andaman Hawk-Owl, Ninox affinis
  • Brown Hawk-Owl, Ninox scutulata
  • White-browed Owl, Ninox superciliaris
  • Philippine Hawk-Owl, Ninox philippensis
  • Ochre-bellied Hawk-Owl, Ninox ochracea
  • Cinnabar Hawk-Owl, Ninox ios
  • Moluccan Hawk-Owl, Ninox squamipila
  • Christmas Island Hawk-Owl, Ninox natalis
  • Jungle Hawk-Owl, Ninox theomacha
  • Manus Hawk-Owl, Ninox meeki
  • Speckled Hawk-Owl, Ninox punctulata
  • Bismarck Hawk-Owl, Ninox variegata
  • New Britain Hawk-Owl, Ninox odiosa
  • Solomon Hawk-Owl, Ninox jacquinoti

  • Papuan Hawk-Owl, Uroglaux dimorpha

  • Jamaican Owl, Pseudoscops grammicus
  • Striped Owl, Pseudoscops clamator

  • Stygian Owl, Asio stygius

  • Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis

See also: Barn owls

External Link

ITIS - Strigidae Taxonomy (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=177854)

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