Tytonidae – Barn Owls

Barn Owl by Dave's BirdingPix

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by Dave’s BirdingPix

the little owl and the short-eared owl, the barn owl (Deuteronomy 14:16 ESV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – STRIGIFORMES, Family – Tytonidae – Barn Owls

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Species (20)

Greater Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) ©WikiC – Info
Lesser Sooty Owl (Tyto multipunctata)
Minahassa Masked Owl (Tyto inexspectata) IBC – Info
Taliabu Masked Owl (Tyto nigrobrunnea) OBI
Moluccan Masked Owl (Tyto sororcula) IBC
Manus Masked Owl (Tyto manusi) Drawing WBI
Golden Masked Owl (Tyto aurantia) Drawing WBI
Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) – Info
Sulawesi Masked Owl (Tyto rosenbergii) ©Wiki
Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei) – Info
Western Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by DavesBP
American Barn Owl (Tyto furcata)
Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica) by BirdPhotos
Andaman Masked Owl (Tyto deroepstorffi)
Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops)
African Grass Owl (Tyto capensis)©Wiki
Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris) – Info
Congo Bay Owl (Phodilus prigoginei) WorldBirds
Oriental Bay Owl (Phodilus badius) by Peter Ericisson
____ (Phodilus badius saturatus) by BirdPhotos
Sri Lanka Bay Owl (Phodilus assimilis) OwlPages


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Barn-owls (family Tytonidae) are one of the two families of owls, the other being the true owls, Strigidae. They are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long, strong legs with powerful talons. They also differ from Strigidae in structural details relating in particular to the sternum and feet.

The barn owls are a wide ranging family, although they are absent from northern North America, Saharan Africa and large areas of Asia. They live in a wide range of habitats from deserts to forests, and from temperate latitudes to the tropics. The majority of the 16 living species of barn owls are poorly known. Some, like the Red Owl, have barely been seen or studied since their discovery, in contrast to the Common Barn Owl, which is one of the best known owl species in the world. However, some sub-species of the Common Barn Owl possibly deserve to be a separate species, but are very poorly known. (Wikipedia with editing)

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