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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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Genus Bubo - Horned Owls, Eagle Owls and Fish Owls. I photographed 10 of the 25 species
Owls - Genus Bubo - Eagle-Fish-Great Eared Owls
Genus Glaucidium - Pygmy-Owls. I photographed 8 of the 30 species
Owls - Genus Glaucidium - Pygmy Owls
Genus Megascops - Screech-Owls. I photographed 5 of the 20 species
Owls - Genus Megascops - Screech-Owls
Genus Megascops - Scops-Owls. I photographed 8 of the 45 species
Owls - Genus Otus - Scops-Owls
Genus Athene - Little Owl, Burrowing Owl and some more. I photographed 3 of the 5 species
Owls - Genus Athene - Little-Burrowing Owl
All other Genera. I photographed 3 of the 5 species