Owls of the World: A list of Scientific & Common names


Kingdom:
Animalia (animal)
Phylum: Chordata (has a hollow dorsal nervecord, or spinal chord)
Sub-Phylum: Vertebrata (has a backbone to protect the spinal chord)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Strigiformes (Owls)

Families: Tytonidae - Strigidae
Subfamilies: Tytoninae - Phodilinae - Buboninae - Striginae
Genuses: Tyto - Phodilus - Otus - Jubula - Lophostrix - Mimizuku - Bubo - Ketupa - Scotopelia - Pulsatrix - Nyctea - Surnia - Glaucidium - Xenoglaux - Micrathene - Uroglaux - Ninox - Gymnoglaux - Athene - Ciccaba - Sceloglaux - Strix - Asio - Pseudoscops - Nesasio - Aegolius

Tyto alba

Family: Tytonidae
Subfamily: Tytoninae (Barn and Grass Owls)
Genus: Tyto

Species:
Tyto alba - Barn Owl
Tyto novaehollandiae - Masked Owl
Tyto sororcula - Lesser Masked Owl
Tyto soumagnei - Soumagnes Grass Owl, Madagascar Grass Owl
Tyto tenebricosa - Sooty Owl
Tyto multipunctata - Lesser Sooty Owl
Tyto inexspectata - Minahassa Barn Owl
Tyto aurantia - New Britain Barn Owl
Tyto longimembris - Eastern Grass Owl
Tyto capensis - Common Grass Owl
Tyto glaucops - Ashy-faced Barn Owl, Hispaniolan Barn Owl
Tyto nigrobrunnea - Sula Island Masked Owl
Tyto rosenbergii - Celebes Barn Owl

Subfamily: Phodilinae (Bay Owls)
Genus: Phodilus

Species:
Phodilus badius - Asian Bay Owl
Phodilus prigoginei - Congo Bay Owl

Otus asio

Family: Strigidae
Subfamily: Buboninae (Typical Owls)
Genus: Otus (Screech & Scops Owls)
Species:
Otus asio - Eastern Screech Owl
Otus kennicottii - Western Screech Owl
Otus choliba - Tropical Screech Owl
Otus watsonii - Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
Otus albogularis - White-throated Screech Owl
Otus atricapillus - Black-capped Screech Owl
Otus guatemalae (Otus vermiculatus) - Vermiculated Screech Owl
Otus trichopsis - Whiskered Screech Owl, Spotted Screech Owl
Otus cooperi - Pacific Screech Owl
Otus barbarus - Bearded Screech Owl, Bridled Screech Owl
Otus roboratus - Dark-crowned Screech Owl, Peruvian Screech Owl
Otus nudipes - Puerto Rican Screech Owl
Otus clarkii - Bare-shanked Screech Owl
Otus ingens - Rufescent Screech Owl
Otus seductus - Balsas Screech Owl
Otus sanctaecatarina - Long-tufted Screech Owl
Otus koepckeae - Maria Koepcke's Screech Owl
Otus marshalli - Cloud Forest Screech Owl
Otus colombianus - Colombian Screech Owl
Otus atricapillus - Black-capped Screech Owl
Otus petersoni - Cinnamon Screech Owl
Otus flammeolus - Flammulated Owl
Otus scops - Common Scops Owl, Eurasian Scops Owl
Otus bakkamoena - Collared Scops Owl
Otus spilocephalus - Spotted Scops Owl
Otus balli - Andaman Scops Owl
Otus sagittatus - White-fronted Scops Owl
Otus rufescens - Reddish Scops Owl, Rufous Scops Owl
Otus beccarii - Biak island Scops Owl
Otus alfredi - Flores Scops Owl
Otus brookii - Rajah's Scops Owl
Otus manadensis - Celebes Scops Owl
Otus silvicola - Lesser Sunda Scops Owl, Wallace's Scops Owl
Otus umbra - Mentaur Scops Owl, Simeulue Scops Owl
Otus icterorhynchus - Cinnamon Scops Owl, Sandy Scops Owl
Otus rutilus - Madagascar Scops Owl, Malagasy Scops Owl
Otus leucotis (Ptilopsis leucotis) - White-faced Scops Owl
Otus irenae - Sokoke Scops Owl
Otus spilocephalus - Mountain Scops Owl
Otus Iongicornis - Luzon Scops Owl
Otus mindorensis - Mindoro Scops Owl
Otus mirus - Mindanao Scops Owl
Otus angelinae - Javan Scops Owl
Otus hartlaubi - Sao Thomé Scops Owl
Otus brucei - Pallid Scops Owl, Striated Scops Owl
Otus senegalensis - African Scops Owl
Otus sunia - Oriental Scops Owl
Otus elegans - Ryukyu Scops Owl
Otus mantananensis - Mantanani Scops Owl
Otus magicus - Moluccan Scops Owl, Magic Scops Owl
Otus megalotis - Philipine Scops Owl, Whitehead's Scops Owl
Otus fuliginosus - Palawan Scops Owl
Otus mentawi - Mentawai Scops Owl
Otus podarginus (Pyrroglaux podargina) - Palau Scops Owl
Otus enganensis - Enggano Scops Owl
Otus pauliani - Grand Comoro Scops Owls
Otus insularis - Seychelles Scops Owl, Bare-legged Scops Owl

Genus: Jubula
Species:
Jubula lettii - Maned Owl

Genus: Lophostrix
Species:
Lophostrix cristata - Crested Owl

Genus: Mimizuku
Species:
Mimizuku gurneyi - Giant Scops Owl

Bubo virginianus
   

Genus: Bubo (Eagle Owls)
Species:
Bubo virginianus - Great Horned Owl
Bubo bubo - Eagle Owl
Bubo africanus - Spotted Eagle Owl, African Eagle Owl
Bubo capensis - Cape Eagle Owl
Bubo lacteus - Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Milky Eagle Owl
Bubo poensis - Fraser's Eagle Owl
Bubo leucostictus - Sooty Eagle Owl, Akun Eagle Owl
Bubo shelleyi - Shelley's Eagle Owl
Bubo sumatrana  - Bared Eagle Owl, Malay Eagle Owl, Oriental Eagle Owl
Bubo philippensis - Philippine Eagle Owl
Bubo nipalensis - Forest Eagle Owl, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl
Bubo coromandus - Dusky Eagle Owl
Bubo ascalaphus (or Bubo bubo ascalaphus) - Desert Eagle Owl, Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Bubo bengalensis (or Bubo bubo bengalensis) - Indian Eagle Owl, Bengal Eagle Owl

Genus: Ketupa
Species:

Ketupa ketupa  - Malay Fish Owl, Buffy Fish Owl
Ketupa zeylonensis - Brown Fish Owl
Ketupa flavipes - Tawny Fish Owl
Ketupa blakistoni - Blakiston's Fish Owl
   

Genus: Scotopelia (Fishing Owls)
Species:
Scotopelia bouvieri - Vermiculated Fishing Owl
Scotopelia peli - Pel's Fishing Owl
Scotopelia ussheri - Rufous Fishing Owl

Genus: Pulsatrix
Species:
Pulsatrix perspicillata - Spectacled Owl
Pulsatrix melanota - Band-bellied Owl, Rusty-barred Owl
Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana - Tawny-browed Owl, White-chinned Owl
  

 Nyctea scandiaca

Genus: Nyctea
Species:
Nyctea scandiaca - Snowy Owl

Surnia ulula
Genus: Surnia
Species:
Surnia ulula (Strix ulula) - Northern Hawk Owl

Glaucidium gnoma
Genus: Glaucidium
Species:
Glaucidium brasilianum - Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium gnoma - Northern Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium minutissimum - Least Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium jardinii - Andean Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium passerinum - Eurasian Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium siju - Cuban Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium tephronotum - Red-chested Owlet
Glaucidium sjöstedti - Chestnut-backed Owlet, Splendid Owlet
Glaucidium radiatum - Jungle Owlet
Glaucidium perlatum - Pearl-spotted Owlet
Glaucidium capense - Barred Owlet
Glaucidium brodiei - Collared Owlet, Collared Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium cuculoides - Cuckoo Owlet, Asian Barred Owlet
Glaucidium castanopterum - Chesnut-winged Owlet, Spadiced Owlet
Glaucidium albertinum - Albertine Owlet, Prigogine's Owlet

Genus: Xenoglaux
Species:
Xenoglaux loweryi - Long-whiskered Owlet

Micrathene whitneyi
Genus: Micrathene
Species:
Micrathene whitneyi - Elf Owl
   

Genus: Uroglaux
Species:
Uroglaux dimorpha - New Guinea Hawk Owl, Papuan Hawk Owl

Genus: Ninox (Southern Hawk Owls)
Species:
Ninox connivens - Barking Owl, Winking Owl
Ninox novaeseelandiae - Boobook Owl, Spotted Hawk Owl
Ninox strenua - Powerful Owl, Great Hawk Owl
Ninox rufa - Rufous Owl
Ninox odiosa - New Britain Hawk Owl
Ninox meeki - Admiralty Islands Hawk Owl
Ninox punctulata - Speckled Hawk Owl
Ninox squampilia - Moluccan Hawk Owl, Indonesian Hawk Owl
Ninox theomacha - Sooty-backed Hawk Owl, Jungle Hawk Owl,
       Chesnut Hawk Owl, Brown Owl
Ninox jacquinota - Solomon Islands Hawk Owl
Ninox solomonis - New Ireland Hawk Owl
Ninox perversa - Ochre-bellied Hawk Owl (Ninox ochracea?)
Ninox scutulata - Oriental Hawk Owl, Brown Hawk Owl
Ninox affinis - Andaman Hawk Owl
Ninox philippensis - Philippine Hawk Owl
Ninox superciliaris - Madagascar Hawk Owl, White-browed Hawk Owl
Ninox natalis - Christmas Island Hawk Owl
Ninox variegata - Bismarck Hawk Owl

Genus: Gymnoglaux
Species:
Gymnoglaux lawrencii (Otus lawrencii) - Bare-legged Owl, Cuban Screech Owl

   Athene cunicularia

Genus: Athene
Species:
Athene noctua  - Little Owl
Athene brama - Spotted Owlet, Spotted Little Owl
Athene blewitti - Forest Spotted Owlet
Athene cunicularia - Burrowing Owl
   

Genus: Ciccaba
Species:
Ciccaba virgata - Mottled Owl
Ciccaba nigrolineata - Black and White Owl
Ciccaba huhula - Black-banded Owl
Ciccaba albitarsus - Rufous-banded Owl
Ciccaba woodfordii (Strix woodfordii) - African Wood Owl
   

Genus: Sceloglaux
Species:
Sceloglaux albifacies - Laughing Owl, White-faced Owl

Strix varia
Subfamily: Striginae
Genus: Strix (Wood Owls)
Species:
Strix varia - Barred Owl
Strix hylophila - Brazilian Owl, Rusty-barred Owl
Strix rufipes - Rufous-legged Owl
Strix occidentalis - Spotted Owl
Strix nebulosa - Great Gray Owl, Lapland Owl, Lapp Owl
Strix aluco - Eurasian Tawny Owl
Strix uralensis - Ural Owl
Strix davidi - David's Wood Owl
Strix butleri - Hume's Tawny Owl
Strix leptogrammica - Brown Wood Owl
Strix ocellata - Mottled Wood Owl
Strix seloputo - Spotted Wood Owl
Strix fulvescens - Fulvous Owl, Guatemala Barred Owl

Asio otus

Genus: Asio (Eared Owl)
Species:
Asio clamator (formerly Rhinoptynx clamator) - Striped Owl
Asio otus - Long-eared Owl
Asio stygius - Stygian Owl
Asio abyssinicus - Abyssinian Long-eared Owl
Asio madagascariensis - Madagascar Long-eared Owl
Asio flammeus - Short-eared Owl
Asio capensis - African Marsh Owl
   

Genus: Pseudoscops
Species:
Pseudoscops grammicus - Jamaican Owl

Genus: Nesasio
Species:
Nesasio solomonensis - Fearful Owl

Aegolius acadius
Genus: Aegolius (forest Owls)
Species:
Aegolius acadius - Northern Saw-whet Owl
Aegolius ridgwayi - Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
Aegolius harrisii - Buff-fronted Owl
Aegolius funereus - Boreal Owl, Tengmalm's Owl

 

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