Bird Families of the World

Wood Owl

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Owls are birds of the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species (of which I photographed 49 members so far) of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl.
Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica and some remote islands.
Owls are divided into two families: the Strigidae family of true (or typical) owls; and the Tytonidae family of barn-owls.

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Updated 14/03/2020

Genus Bubo - Horned Owls, Eagle Owls and Fish Owls. I photographed 10 of the 25 species


Genus Glaucidium - Pygmy-Owls. I photographed 8 of the 30 species


Genus Megascops - Screech-Owls. I photographed 5 of the 20 species


Genus Otus - Scops-Owls. I photographed 10 of the 45 species


Genus Athene - Little Owl, Burrowing Owl and some more. I photographed 4 of the 5 species


All other Genera. I photographed 3 of the 5 species