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Austral Pygmy-owl  [Glaucidium nanum]
The Austral Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium nanum) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Argentina and Chile. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Barn Owl  [Tyto alba]
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) or, to distinguish it from relatives, Common Barn Owl, is an owl in the barn owl family Tytonidae. This is one of the two groups of owls, the other being the typical owls Strigidae. Any member of the family Tytonidae is sometimes... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Barred Owl  [Strix varia]
The first description of a Barred Owl was published in 1799 by amateur naturalist Benjamin Smith Barton. In Latin, "varia" is a form of the word "varius", meaning diverse. It has also been known as Northern Barred Owl, Swamp Owl, Striped Owl, Hoot Owl, Ei... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Burrowing Owl  [Athene cunicularia]
The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other dry, open area with low vegeta... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Eastern Screech-Owl  [Megascops asio]
The Eastern Screech Owl or Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) is a small owl.Adults have either rusty or dark gray intricately patterned plumage with streaking on the underparts. Small and stocky, short-tailed and broad-winged, they have a large round h... - Last revised: May 12, 2018
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Elf Owl  [Micrathene whitneyi]
The Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a member of the owl family Strigidae that breeds in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is the world's second smallest owl, the first being a Pygmy owl. They are 5-12 inches tall and have a wingspan of 15-16... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Great Horned Owl  [Bubo virginianus]
The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is a large owl native to North and South America. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range, though it is not as widespread as the Barn Owl. Distribution The breeding habitat of the Great Horned Owl extends almost t... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Jamaican Owl  [Pseudoscops grammicus]
The Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus) is a medium-sized tawny colored owl. It is considered by some the only member if its genus Pseudoscops, while other authorities include the Striped Owl also.It has dark brown barring, flecking and streaks and its a... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Long-eared Owl  [Asio otus]
The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping of ow... - Last revised: Jan 06, 2019
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Northern Hawk-owl  [Surnia ulula]
The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) is a medium sized owl. The term "hawk" refers to its falcon-like wing shape and long tail. It is the only living species in the genus Surnia. The species is sometimes called simply the Hawk Owl; however, many species o... - Last revised: Mar 26, 2021
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Northern Pygmy-owl  [Glaucidium gnoma]
The Northern Pygmy-owl or Mountain Pygmy-owl, Glaucidium gnoma (sometimes Glaucidium californicum), is a small owl. Taxonomy Some experts consider this bird a superspecies with the Mountain Pygmy Owl. The American Ornithologists' Union, the authority for... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Short-eared Owl  [Asio flammeus]
The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is a species of typical owl (family Strigidae). Owls belonging to genus Asio are known as the eared owls, as they have tufts of feathers resembling mammalian ears. These "ear" tufts may or may not be visible. Asio flamm... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Snowy Owl  [Bubo scandiacus]
The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organize plants and animals. The... - Last revised: Jan 09, 2023
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Western Screech-Owl  [Megascops kennicottii]
The Western Screech Owl, Megascops kennicottii, is a small owl. It is closely related to the European Scops owl and the North American Eastern Screech Owl. Adults have either brown or dark grey plumage with streaking on the underparts. They have a round h... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Whiskered Screech-Owl  [Megascops trichopsis]
The Whiskered Screech-Owl, Megascops trichopsis, is a small scops owl. Adults occur in 2 color morphs, in either brown or dark grey plumage. They have a round head with ear tufts, yellow eyes and a yellowish bill. The bird looks very similar to a Western... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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