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Strigidae

Vermiculated screech-owl

Megascops vermiculatus Photo by Arlene Koziol (Flickr) Common name:vermiculated screech-owl (en); corujinha- (pt); petit-duc vermiculé (fr); autillo vermiculado (es); kritzel-kreischeule (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is found from northern Costa Rica to Colombia, and along the Andes south to northern Bolivia. There are also separate populations in north-western Colombia and northern Venezuela, and in southern Venezuela, […]

Barred owl

Strix varia (Photo from Wikipedia) Common name:barred owl (en); coruja-raiada (pt); chouette rayée (fr); cárabo norteamericano (es); streifenkauz (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is found in southern Canada and throughout the eastern United States, and also the in the western United States in north-western Montana and from Washington south to northern California. There are also isolated […]

Madagascar scops-owl

Otus rutilus Photo by Paolo Tibaldeschi (WWF-Bloggen Var Verden) Common name:Madagascar scops-owl (en); mocho-d’orelhas-de-Madagáscar (pt); petit-duc malgache (fr); autillo malgache (es); Madagaskar-zwergohreule (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is endemic to Madagascar, being found throughout the island.Size:These birds are 19-24 cm long and have a wingspan of 50-55 cm. Females are larger than males, weighing 112-120 g […]

African barred owlet

Glaucidium capense (Photo from Flickr) Common name:African barred owlet (en); mocho-barrado (pt); chevêchette du Cap (fr); mochuelo de El Cabo (es); Kap-sperlingskauz (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is found from southern Somalia and eastern Kenya, through Tanzania and southern D.R. Congo, and into Angola and northern Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and north-eastern South Africa.Size:These birds are 20-22 […]

Eurasian pygy-owl

Glaucidium passerinum Photo by Lars Petersson (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Eurasian pygmy-owl (en); mocho-pigmeu (pt); chevêchette d’Europe (fr); mochuelo chico (es); sperlingskauz (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is found in central and northern Europe, from north-eastern France and northern Italy north to northern Scandinavia and east through Romania, the Ukraine and the middle latitudes of Russia […]

African scops-owl

Otus senegalensis Photo by Ruslou Koorts (Flickr) Common name:African scops-owl (en); mocho-d’orelhas-africano (pt); petit-duc africain (fr); autillo africano (es); Afrika-zwergohreule (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from southern Mauritania east to Eritrea and south to Namibia, Botswana, and northern and eastern South Africa. They are absent from the tropical forests of the […]

Northern pygmy-owl

Glaucidium gnoma Photo by Anne Elliott (Flickr) Common name:northern pygmy-owl (en); coruja-anã-nortenha (pt); chevêchette naine (fr); mochuelo gnomo (es); gnomenkauz (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is found in western North America, from south-eastern Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta south to Utah and southern California.Size:These bird are 17-19 cm long and weigh 60-75 g.Habitat:The northern pygmy-owl is […]

Flammulated owl

Otus flammeolus Photo by Rick Bowers (Owl Pages) Common name:flammulated owl (en); mocho-flamado (pt); petit-duc nain (fr); autillo flamulado (es); Ponderosaeule (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species breeds in mountain patches from southern British Columbia and Alberta, in Canada, across most of the western United States and into Mexico as far south as Oaxaca. Most populations migrate […]

Snowy owl

Nyctea scandiaca Photo by Franck Renard (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:snowy owl (en); coruja-das-neves (pt); harfang des neiges (fr); búho nival (es); schnee-eule (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species breeds in the northernmost areas of Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland. They migrate south to winter as far south as the northern United States, Iceland, the Baltic […]

Christmas hawk-owl

Ninox natalis Photo by Cherry Wong (Oriental Bird Images) Common name:Christmas hawk-owl (en); coruja-de-Natal (pt); ninoxe de Christmas (fr); nínox de la Navidad (es); weihnachtsinsel-buschkauz (de)Taxonomy:Order StrigiformesFamily StrigidaeRange:This species is endemic to Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, where it is present throughout the island.Size:These birds are 26-29 cm long and weigh 160-200 g.Habitat:The Christmas […]