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Spotted Owl

northern race plumage
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
Species: S. occidentalis
Binomial name
Strix occidentalis
Xantus de Vesey, 1860

The Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis, is a species of owl. It is a resident species of forests in western North America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 13 and 66 yards (12 to 60 meters) high and usually contain two eggs (though some will contain as many as four). It is a strictly nocturnal owl, which feeds on small mammals and birds. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x1123, 166 KB) Fish and Wildlife resources[1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Northern Spotted Owl ... The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... Image File history File links Status_iucn3. ... Near Threatened (NT) is an conservation status assigned to species or lower taxa which may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future, although it does not currently qualify for the threatened status. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). ... Genera Aegolius: saw-whet owls Asio: eared owls Athene Bubo: horned owls Ciccaba Glaucidium: pygmy owls Jubula Lophostrix Micrathene: elf owls Mimizuku Nesasio Ninox Otus: scops owls Pseudoscops Pulsatrix Pyrroglaux: palau owls Sceloglaux Scotopelia Speotyto Strix: earless owls Surnia: hawk owls Uroglaux Xenoglaux Typical owls (family Strigidae) are one of... Species 15, see text. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Xantus de Vesey (October 5, 1825 - December 13, 1894) was a Hungarian-born exile and American zoologist. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Genera Aegolius: saw-whet owls Asio: eared owls Athene Bubo: horned owls Ciccaba Glaucidium: pygmy owls Jubula Lophostrix Micrathene: elf owls Mimizuku Nesasio Ninox Otus: scops owls Pseudoscops Pulsatrix Pyrroglaux: palau owls Sceloglaux Scotopelia Speotyto Strix: earless owls Surnia: hawk owls Uroglaux Xenoglaux Typical owls (family Strigidae) are one of... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... A yard (abbreviation: yd) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). ...


This owl has a length of 43 cm (17 inches), a wingspan of 114 cm (45 inches, and a weight of around 600 g (21 ounces). Its eggs are a little over 2 inches (50 millimeters) long, and are white and smooth with a slightly grainy texture. The female sits on the eggs and cares for the young, while the male provides food for them. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ... The ounce (abbreviation: oz) is the name of a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of mass that form part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... In most birds and reptiles, an egg (Latin ovum) is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...


The three sub-species of Strix occidentalis are Strix occidentalis caurina (Northern Spotted Owl), Strix occidentalis occidentalis, and Strix occidentalis lucida (often referred to as the Mexican Spotted Owl).[1] The Gila Wilderness is home to the largest population of the Mexican sub-species.[2] Trinomial name Strix occidentalis caurina The Northern Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis caurina, is one of three Spotted Owl subspecies. ... Gila Wilderness was designated the worlds first wilderness area on 1924-06-03 and covers a total of 558,014 acres (2258 km²).[1] Along with Aldo Leopold Wilderness and Blue Range Wilderness, it is part of New Mexicos Gila National Forest. ...


The Spotted Owl is similar (some say genetically identical) to the Barred Owl but has cross-shaped markings on the underparts where the Barred Owl is alternately barred on the breast and streaked on the belly. Barred Owls are grayer than Spotted Owls. In recent years the California and northern subspecies have been displaced by barred owls. Binomial name Strix varia Barton, 1799 The Barred Owl, Strix varia, is a large typical owl. ...


One regionalism for the spotted owl is the "Pootie Owl." It is known by some other names in isolated areas, with the roots of said names unknown. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language characteristic of a particular group of the languages speakers. ...


Citations

  1. ^ Condor107:182
  2. ^ Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery Program at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Footie owl not pootie owl

References

  • BirdLife International (2004). Strix occidentalis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is near threatened

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List and Red Data List), created in 1963, is the worlds most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species and can be found here. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Strix occidentalis caurina
  • Read Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding the Spotted Owl
  • CBS News: Blasting Some Owls To Save Others? Government Proposes Selectively Killing Cousins Of Threatened Spotted Owls To Protect The Species
  • B.C.'s spotted owl near extinction Science advisory team recommends capturing and breeding remaining owls in British Columbia
  • Spotted Owl videos on the Internet Bird Collection
  • Spotted Owl photo gallery VIREO

  Results from FactBites:
 
Spotted Owl (333 words)
The Spotted Owl’s range is not continuous and extends along the humid coastal forests of the Pacific Coast states and the mountains of the southwestern United States and central Mexico.
REPRODUCTION: The nest of a Spotted Owl is usually in a cavity, old stick nest, or clump of debris, and is located on cliffs or in canyons inside caves, on ledges, or in trees.
Spotted Owls are one of the few owls that have dark colored eyes.
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