List of Owl Species

By Nick Askew, Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:28
A List of Owl species from around the world. Living owls are divided into two families: the typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae. The owls in the list are the order Strigiformes, comprising around 200 extant bird of prey species. Members of the owl family hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, though a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Though owls are typically solitary, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament.
Western Screech-owl Megascops kennicottii LC
Balsas Screech-owl Megascops seductus NT
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC
Eastern Screech-owl Megascops asio LC
Whiskered Screech-owl Megascops trichopsis LC
Tropical Screech-owl Megascops choliba LC
Koepcke's Screech-owl Megascops koepckeae LC
West Peruvian Screech-owl Megascops roboratus LC
Bare-shanked Screech-owl Megascops clarkii LC
Bearded Screech-owl Megascops barbarus NT
Rufescent Screech-owl Megascops ingens LC
Colombian Screech-owl Megascops colombianus NT
Cinnamon Screech-owl Megascops petersoni LC
Cloud-forest Screech-owl Megascops marshalli NT
Tawny-bellied Screech-owl Megascops watsonii LC
Black-capped Screech-owl Megascops atricapilla LC
Vermiculated Screech-owl Megascops guatemalae LC
Montane Forest Screech-owl Megascops hoyi LC
Long-tufted Screech-owl Megascops sanctaecatarinae LC
Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes LC
White-throated Screech-owl Megascops albogularis LC
Reunion Owl Mascarenotus grucheti EX
Rodrigues Owl Mascarenotus murivorus EX
Mauritius Owl Mascarenotus sauzieri EX
White-fronted Scops-owl Otus sagittatus VU
Reddish Scops-owl Otus rufescens NT
Sandy Scops-owl Otus icterorhynchus LC
Sokoke Scops-owl Otus ireneae EN
Andaman Scops-owl Otus balli NT
Mountain Scops-owl Otus spilocephalus LC
Serendib Scops-owl Otus thilohoffmanni EN
Simeulue Scops-owl Otus umbra NT
Javan Scops-owl Otus angelinae VU
Sulawesi Scops-owl Otus manadensis LC
Sangihe Scops-owl Otus collari LC
Luzon Scops-owl Otus longicornis NT
Mindoro Scops-owl Otus mindorensis NT
Mindanao Scops-owl Otus mirus NT
Sao Tome Scops-owl Otus hartlaubi VU
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC
Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus LC
Common Scops-owl Otus scops LC
African Scops-owl Otus senegalensis LC
Oriental Scops-owl Otus sunia LC
Nicobar Scops-owl Otus alius DD
Elegant Scops-owl Otus elegans NT
Mantanani Scops-owl Otus mantananensis NT
Moluccan Scops-owl Otus magicus LC
Flores Scops-owl Otus alfredi EN
Siau Scops-owl Otus siaoensis CR
Enggano Scops-owl Otus enganensis NT
Seychelles Scops-owl Otus insularis EN
Biak Scops-owl Otus beccarii EN
Malagasy Scops-owl Otus rutilus LC
Pemba Scops-owl Otus pembaensis VU
Anjouan Scops-owl Otus capnodes CR
Mayotte Scops-owl Otus mayottensis LC
Moheli Scops-owl Otus moheliensis CR
Grand Comoro Scops-owl Otus pauliani CR
Rajah Scops-owl Otus brookii LC
Collared Scops-owl Otus bakkamoena LC
Mentawai Scops-owl Otus mentawi NT
Palawan Scops-owl Otus fuliginosus NT
Philippine Scops-owl Otus megalotis LC
Wallace's Scops-owl Otus silvicola LC
White-faced Scops-owl Otus leucotis LC
Palau Scops-owl Otus podarginus LC
Bare-legged Owl Gymnoglaux lawrencii LC
Giant Scops-owl Mimizuku gurneyi VU
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiaca LC
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus LC
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC
Rock Eagle-owl Bubo bengalensis LC
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC
Cape Eagle-owl Bubo capensis LC
Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus LC
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC
Usambara Eagle-owl Bubo vosseleri VU
Spot-bellied Eagle-owl Bubo nipalensis LC
Barred Eagle-owl Bubo sumatranus LC
Shelley's Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi NT
Giant Eagle-owl Bubo lacteus LC
Dusky Eagle-owl Bubo coromandus LC
Akun Eagle-owl Bubo leucostictus LC
Philippine Eagle-owl Bubo philippensis VU
Blakiston's Fish-owl Ketupa blakistoni EN
Brown Fish-owl Ketupa zeylonensis LC
Tawny Fish-owl Ketupa flavipes LC
Buffy Fish-owl Ketupa ketupu LC
Pel's Fishing-owl Scotopelia peli LC
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri EN
Vermiculated Fishing-owl Scotopelia bouvieri LC
Spotted Wood-owl Strix seloputo LC
Mottled Wood-owl Strix ocellata LC
Brown Wood-owl Strix leptogrammica LC
Tawny Owl Strix aluco LC
Hume's Owl Strix butleri LC
Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis NT
Barred Owl Strix varia LC
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens LC
Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila NT
Rufous-legged Owl Strix rufipes LC
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis LC
Ural Owl Strix uralensis LC
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC
African Wood-owl Strix woodfordii LC
Mottled Owl Strix virgata LC
Black-and-white Owl Strix nigrolineata LC
Black-banded Owl Strix huhula LC
Rufous-banded Owl Strix albitarsis LC
Maned Owl Jubula lettii DD
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata LC
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata LC
Band-bellied Owl Pulsatrix melanota LC
Tawny-browed Owl Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana LC
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula LC
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei LC
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum LC
Northern Pygmy-owl Glaucidium gnoma LC
Andean Pygmy-owl Glaucidium jardinii LC
Costa Rican Pygmy-owl Glaucidium costaricanum LC
Cloud-forest Pygmy-owl Glaucidium nubicola VU
Yungas Pygmy-owl Glaucidium bolivianum LC
Pernambuco Pygmy-owl Glaucidium mooreorum CR
Amazonian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium hardyi LC
Least Pygmy-owl Glaucidium minutissimum LC
Central American Pygmy-owl Glaucidium griseiceps LC
Tamaulipas Pygmy-owl Glaucidium sanchezi LC
Colima Pygmy-owl Glaucidium palmarum LC
Subtropical Pygmy-owl Glaucidium parkeri LC
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl Glaucidium brasilianum LC
Peruvian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium peruanum LC
Austral Pygmy-owl Glaucidium nanum LC
Cuban Pygmy-owl Glaucidium siju LC
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC
Sjostedt's Owlet Glaucidium sjostedti LC
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides LC
Javan Owlet Glaucidium castanopterum LC
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum LC
Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanonotum NT
Chestnut Owlet Glaucidium castaneum LC
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense LC
Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum VU
Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux loweryi EN
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi LC
Little Owl Athene noctua LC
Spotted Owlet Athene brama LC
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia LC
Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti CR
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus LC
Southern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridgwayi LC
Buff-fronted Owl Aegolius harrisii LC
Rufous Owl Ninox rufa LC
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua LC
Barking Owl Ninox connivens LC
Sumba Boobook Ninox rudolfi NT
Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae LC
Little Sumba Hawk-owl Ninox sumbaensis NT
Brown Hawk-owl Ninox scutulata LC
Andaman Hawk-owl Ninox affinis NT
White-browed Hawk-owl Ninox superciliaris LC
Philippine Hawk-owl Ninox philippensis LC
Cinnabar Hawk-owl Ninox ios VU
Ochre-bellied Hawk-owl Ninox ochracea NT
Togian Hawk-owl Ninox burhani NT
Moluccan Hawk-owl Ninox squamipila LC
Christmas Island Hawk-owl Ninox natalis VU
Jungle Hawk-owl Ninox theomacha LC
Manus Hawk-owl Ninox meeki LC
Speckled Hawk-owl Ninox punctulata LC
Bismarck Hawk-owl Ninox variegata LC
Russet Hawk-owl Ninox odiosa VU
Solomons Hawk-owl Ninox jacquinoti LC
Papuan Hawk-owl Uroglaux dimorpha DD
Laughing Owl Sceloglaux albifacies EX
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus LC
Striped Owl Pseudoscops clamator LC
Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis VU
Stygian Owl Asio stygius LC
Long-eared Owl Asio otus LC
Abyssinian Owl Asio abyssinicus LC
Madagascar Owl Asio madagascariensis LC
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC
Marsh Owl Asio capensis LC
Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa LC
Sulawesi Golden Owl Tyto inexspectata VU
Taliabu Masked-owl Tyto nigrobrunnea EN
Lesser Masked-owl Tyto sororcula DD
Manus Masked-owl Tyto manusi VU
Bismarck Masked-owl Tyto aurantia VU
Australian Masked-owl Tyto novaehollandiae LC
Sulawesi Owl Tyto rosenbergii LC
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei VU
Barn Owl Tyto alba LC
Ashy-faced Owl Tyto glaucops LC
African Grass-owl Tyto capensis LC
Eastern Grass-owl Tyto longimembris LC
Congo Bay-owl Phodilus prigoginei EN
Oriental Bay-owl Phodilus badius LC
Credit: List of owl species (Amir Ezer).


I am doing a little research for my speech about owls. i really love owls and i want to talk about them as much as i can. its hard to find out which owls are my favorite because of the names... the names make it difficult because they look the same. and i cant seem to find the right website for my research. but this is cool. i think i'll look around some more.

Let me know if I can help :-)

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