Strigidae – Owls

White-browed Owl (  ) by Dave's BirdingPix

White-browed Owl (Ninox superciliaris) by Dave’s BirdingPix

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. (Psalms 102:6 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – STRIGIFORMES, Family – Strigidae – Owls


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I.O.C. 4.3 Version
Species (221)

Giant Scops Owl (Otus gurneyi) OBI
White-fronted Scops Owl (Otus sagittatus) by Peter Ericsson
Reddish Scops Owl (Otus rufescens) OBI
Serendib Scops Owl (Otus thilohoffmanni) ©WikiC
Sandy Scops Owl (Otus icterorhynchus) Drawing ©WikiC
Sokoke Scops Owl (Otus ireneae) by BirdPhotos
Andaman Scops Owl (Otus balli) OBI
Flores Scops Owl (Otus alfredi) Drawing ©WikiC – Photo OBI
Mountain Scops Owl (Otus spilocephalus) OBI
Rajah Scops Owl (Otus brookii) ©WikiC
Javan Scops Owl (Otus angelinae) OBI
Mentawai Scops Owl (Otus mentawi) OBI
Indian Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena) by Nikhil D
Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia) by Peter Ericsson
Japanese Scops Owl (Otus semitorques) IBC
Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) ©WikiC
Palawan Scops Owl (Otus fuliginosus) OBI
Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis) OBI
Everett’s Scops Owl (Otus everetti) OBI
Negros Scops Owl (Otus nigrorum) IBC
Wallace’s Scops Owl (Otus silvicola) OBI
Mindanao Scops Owl (Otus mirus) OBI
Luzon Scops Owl (Otus longicornis) OBI
Mindoro Scops Owl (Otus mindorensis) OBI
Pallid Scops Owl (Otus brucei) by Nikhil D
African Scops Owl (Otus senegalensis) by DavesBP
Arabian Scops Owl (Otus pamelae) (4.1)
Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops) by BirdPhotos
Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia) by P Ericsson
Socotra Scops Owl (Otus socotranus) Birdsoman
Moluccan Scops Owl (Otus magicus) Drawing ©WikiC
Rinjani Scops Owl (Otus jolandae) (New 3.4)
Sula Scops Owl (Otus sulaensis) ©©Flickr B Demeulemeester
Siau Scops Owl (Otus siaoensis) Rejanbird
Mantanani Scops Owl (Otus mantananensis) OBI
Ryukyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans) OBI
Sulawesi Scops Owl (Otus manadensis) by Peter Ericsson
Sangihe Scops Owl (Otus collari) OBI
Biak Scops Owl (Otus beccarii) Kutilang
Seychelles Scops Owl (Otus insularis) Drawing ©WikiC
Simeulue Scops Owl (Otus umbra) OBI
Enggano Scops Owl (Otus enganensis)
Nicobar Scops Owl (Otus alius) Drawing POB
Pemba Scops Owl (Otus pembaensis) IBC
Karthala Scops Owl (Otus pauliani) ©©PBase MLagerqvist
Anjouan Scops Owl (Otus capnodes) ©©PBase MLagerqvist
Moheli Scops Owl (Otus moheliensis) IBC
Mayotte Scops Owl (Otus mayottensis) POBirds
Torotoroka Scops Owl (Otus madagascariensis) ©WikiC
Rainforest Scops Owl (Otus rutilus) by DavesBP
Sao Tome Scops Owl (Otus hartlaubi) IBC
Reunion Owl (Mascarenotus grucheti) Drawing ExtinctWeb
Mauritius Owl (Mascarenotus sauzieri) Drawing ExtinctWeb
Rodrigues Owl (Mascarenotus murivorus) Drawing ExtinctWeb
Flammulated Owl (Psiloscops flammeolus) by BirdPhotos
Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio) by Ray -Baby by Reinier
____ (Megascops asio floridanus) by BirdPhotos
Western Screech Owl (Megascops kennicottii) by Daves BP
Balsas Screech Owl (Megascops seductus) IBC
Pacific Screech Owl (Megascops cooperi) by BirdPhotos
Whiskered Screech Owl (Megascops trichopsis) IBC
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba) by BirdPhotos
West Peruvian Screech Owl (Megascops roboratus) IBC
Koepcke’s Screech Owl (Megascops koepckeae) ©©Flickr FSchmitt
Bearded Screech Owl (Megascops barbarus) ©WikiC Drawing
Rufescent Screech Owl (Megascops ingens) by BirdPhotos
Colombian Screech Owl (Megascops colombianus) IBC
Cinnamon Screech Owl (Megascops petersoni) ©WikiC
Cloud-forest Screech Owl (Megascops marshalli) POBirds
Tawny-bellied Screech Owl (Megascops watsonii) by BirdPhotos
Middle American Screech Owl (Megascops guatemalae) Video IBC
Vermiculated Screech Owl (Megascops vermiculatus) by BirdPhotos
Roraiman Screech Owl (Megascops roraimae) Photo Geopg
Choco Screech Owl (Megascops centralis) ©©SOlmstead
Napo Screech Owl (Megascops napensis) IBC
Yungas Screech Owl (Megascops hoyi) OwlPages
Black-capped Screech Owl (Megascops atricapilla) by BirdPhotos
Long-tufted Screech Owl (Megascops sanctaecatarinae) IBC
Puerto Rican Screech Owl (Megascops nudipes) ©WikiC Drawing
____ (Megascops nudipes newtoni) ©WikiC Drawing
White-throated Screech Owl (Megascops albogularis) ©WikiC Drawing
Palau Owl (Pyrroglaux podargina) IBC
Bare-legged Owl (Margarobyas lawrencii) OwlPages
Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis) OwlPages
Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti) by BirdPhotos
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) by J Fenton
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) by P Kwong
Lesser Horned Owl (Bubo magellanicus) M & F WikiC
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) by Bob-Nan – Close-up by Nikhil Devassar
Indian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis) WikiC
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus) ©©
Cape Eagle-Owl (Bubo capensis) ©©
Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) by DavesBP
Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens) WikiC
Fraser’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo poensis) WikiC
Usambara Eagle-Owl (Bubo vosseleri) WorldBirds
Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl (Bubo nipalensis) WikiC
Barred Eagle-Owl (Bubo sumatranus) ©©
Shelley’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo shelleyi) WikiC
Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus) by DavesBP
Dusky Eagle-Owl (Bubo coromandus) by NikhilD
Akun Eagle-Owl (Bubo leucostictus) IBC
Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo philippensis) by Bob D. Kaufman
Blakiston’s Fish Owl (Bubo blakistoni) WikiC
Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis) by NikhilD
Tawny Fish Owl (Ketupa flavipes) by NikhilD
Buffy Fish Owl (Ketupa ketupu) by PEricsson
Pel’s Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli) by Africaddict
Rufous Fishing Owl (Scotopelia ussheri) OwlPages
Vermiculated Fishing Owl (Scotopelia bouvieri) IBC
Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo) OwlPages
Mottled Wood Owl (Strix ocellata) by Nikhil
Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica) by Ian
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) by BirdPhotos
Himalayan Owl (Strix nivicolum) IBC
Hume’s Owl (Strix butleri) OwlPages
Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) ©USFWS
____ (Strix occidentalis caurina) by BirdPhotos
Northern Barred Owl (Strix varia) by Reinier Mungia – Photo by Lee – Article
____ (Strix varia varia) Video IBC – Photo by BirdPhotos
____ (Strix varia georgica) IBC
Mexican Barred Owl (Strix sartorii) ABA  Article
Fulvous Owl (Strix fulvescens) IBC
Rusty-barred Owl (Strix hylophila) by BirdPhotos
Chaco Owl (Strix chacoensis) IBC
Rufous-legged Owl (Strix rufipes) IBC
Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) by BirdPhotos
Pere David’s Owl (Strix davidi) IBC
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) by DavesBP
____ (Strix nebulosa lapponica) by BirdPhotos
African Wood Owl (Strix woodfordii) by BirdPhotos
Mottled Owl (Strix virgata) by BirdPhotos
Rufous-banded Owl (Strix albitarsis) OwlPages
Black-and-white Owl (Strix nigrolineata) by BirdPhotos
Black-banded Owl (Strix huhula) by BirdPhotos
Maned Owl (Jubula lettii) OwlPages
Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) IBC
Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) by BirdPhotos
Tawny-browed Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana) by Dario Sanches
Band-bellied Owl (Pulsatrix melanota) IBC
Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) ©USFWS
Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) IBC
Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei) by PEricsson
____ (Glaucidium brodiei pardalotum) by BirdPhotos
Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) by Lee at National Aviary
Northern Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium californicum) ©USFWS
Mountain Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium gnoma) ©USFWS
Baja Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium hoskinsii) (New 3.4)
Guatemalan Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium cobanense) by BirdPhotos
Costa Rican Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium costaricanum) by Michael Woodruff
Andean Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium jardinii) IBC
Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nubicola) IBC
Yungas Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium bolivianum) IBC
Colima Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium palmarum) IBC
Tamaulipas Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium sanchezi) IBC
Pernambuco Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium mooreorum) Drawing OwlPages
Central American Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium griseiceps) IBC
Subtropical Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium parkeri) Drawing POB
Amazonian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium hardyi) IBC
East Brazilian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium minutissimum) IBC
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) by Michael Woodruff
Pacific Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium peruanum) by Ian
Austral Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nana) by DavesBP
Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju) OwlPages
Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum) OwlPages
Sjöstedt’s Barred Owlet (Glaucidium sjostedti) OwlPages
Asian Barred Owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides) by PEricsson
Javan Owlet (Glaucidium castanopterum) WorldBirds
Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum) OwlPages
Chestnut-backed Owlet (Glaucidium castanotum) OwlPages
African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) OwlPages
Albertine Owlet (Glaucidium albertinum) Drawing POB – Specimen ATB
Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi) IBC
Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) by BirdPhotos
Little Owl (Athene noctua) by Nikhil
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) by Nikhil
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) by Africaddict
Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) by NikhilD
Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) ©WikiC
____ (Aegolius funereus richardsoni) by BirdPhotos
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) by Ray
____ (Aegolius acadicus acadicus) by BirdPhotos
Bermuda Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius gradyi) † ** Need Photo ** Extinct
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) OwlPages
Buff-fronted Owl (Aegolius harrisii) IBC
Rufous Owl (Ninox rufa) by Ian
Togian Boobook (Ninox burhani) OBI
Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) by BirdPhotos
Barking Owl (Ninox connivens) by Ian
Sumba Boobook (Ninox rudolfi) OBI
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) by BirdPhotos – Article
Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) by BirdPhotos
Brown Hawk-Owl (Ninox scutulata) by NikhilD
Northern Boobook (Ninox japonica) OBI
Chocolate Boobook (Ninox randi) OBI
Hume’s Hawk-Owl (Ninox obscura) WWImages
Andaman Hawk-Owl (Ninox affinis) OBI
White-browed Hawk-Owl (Ninox superciliaris) by DavesBP
Luzon Hawk-Owl (Ninox philippensis) OwlPages
Mindanao Hawk-Owl (Ninox spilonotus) TalkVietnam
Mindoro Hawk-Owl (Ninox mindorensis) IBC
Romblon Hawk-Owl (Ninox spilonota) OBI
Cebu Hawk-Owl (Ninox rumseyi) ©©Flickr BDemeulemeester
Camiguin Hawk-Owl (Ninox leventisi) ©©Flickr BDemeulemeester
Sulu Hawk-Owl (Ninox reyi) SunTimes
Ochre-bellied Boobook (Ninox ochracea) by Peter Ericsson
Cinnabar Boobook (Ninox ios) OBI
Hantu Boobook (Ninox squamipila) OwlPages
Halmahera Boobook (Ninox hypogramma)
Tanimbar Boobook (Ninox forbesi) OBI
Christmas Boobook (Ninox natalis) by Ian
Papuan Boobook (Ninox theomacha) IBC
Manus Boobook (Ninox meeki)WorldBirds
Speckled Boobook (Ninox punctulata) OBI
New Ireland Boobook (Ninox variegata) ©Drawing WikiC
New Britain Boobook (Ninox odiosa) IBC
Solomons Boobook (Ninox jacquinoti) IBC
Little Sumba Hawk-Owl (Ninox sumbaensis) OBI
Papuan Hawk-Owl (Uroglaux dimorpha) Drawing Oiseaux
Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) OwlPages Extinct
Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus) IBC
Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator) by BirdPhotos
____ (Pseudoscops clamator clamator) by BirdPhotos
Fearful Owl (Nesasio solomonensis) IBC
Stygian Owl (Asio stygius) IBC
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) by DavesBP
Abyssinian Owl (Asio abyssinicus) IBC
Madagascan Owl (Asio madagascariensis) IBC
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) by NikhilD
____ (Asio flammeus flammeus) by BirdPhotos
____ (Asio flammeus domingensis) by BirdPhotos
____ (Asio flammeus suinda) by BirdPhotos
Marsh Owl (Asio capensis) IBC

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Philip Kwong’s Galleries
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Reinier’s Wildstock Photos Gallery


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Articles Mentioning Birds From This Family:

Other Websites that have photos of this Family:

Strigidae – OBI
Strigidae – Worldbirds
Typical Owls (Strigidae) – IBC
True Owl – Wikipedia
Strigidae – Le quide ornitho

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True owl or Typical owl (family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of Owls, the other being the barn owls (Tytonidae). This large family comprises around 189 living species in 25 genera. The typical owls have a cosmopolitan distribution and are found on every continent except Antarctica.

While typical owls (hereafter referred to simply as owls) vary greatly in size, with the smallest species, the Elf Owl, being a hundred times smaller than the largest, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl and Blakiston’s Fish Owl, owls generally share an extremely similar body plan. They tend to have large heads, short tails, cryptic plumage and round facial discs around the eyes. (Wikipedia with editing)

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