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Tawny Owl
Conservation status: Lower risk (lc)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
Species: S. aluco
Strix aluco
Linnaeus, 1758

The Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) is a species of owl resident in much of Europe and southern Russia. Tawny Owl, my picture released to public domain This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, jimfbleak. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Placozoa (trichoplax) Subregnum Bilateria (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (parasitic to flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicatas Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Many - see section below. ... For uses of the word Owl as a three letter acronym, see OWL. Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is any of some 200+ species of solitary nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... Genera Aegolius: saw-whet owls Asio: eared owls Athene Bubo: horned owls Ciccaba Glaucidium: pygmy owls Jubula Ketupa 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... Species 15, see text. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as (help· info), and in English usually under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), the name with which his publications were signed, was a Swedish botanist and physician who laid the foundations for the modern scheme... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is a member of any of some 220+ (222 currently known) species of solitary, mainly nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ...


This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae. Genera Aegolius: saw-whet owls Asio: eared owls Athene Bubo: horned owls Ciccaba Glaucidium: pygmy owls Jubula Ketupa 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... Binomial name Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769) For the place in Siberia, see Barnaul. ...


This is a medium-sized earless owl, 37-43 cm in length with a 81-96 cm wingspan. It is capable of killing prey such as Brown Rats. It is largely nocturnal and very sedentary. Binomial name Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769) The Brown Rat or Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the most well-known and common rats, and also one of the largest. ... A nocturnal animal is one that sleeps during the day and is active at night - the opposite of the human (diurnal) schedule. ...


The Tawny Owl is found in deciduous and mixed forests and usually nests in holes in trees. Smaller woodland owls such as the Little Owl and the Long-eared Owl cannot usually co-exist with the stronger Tawny, and are found in different habitats. However, in Ireland, where there are no Tawnies, the Long-eared Owl is found in all suitable woodland. Binomial name Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769) The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a species of owl resident in much of temperate Europe. ... Binomial name Asio otus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. ...


This species is stocky with a large rounded head and rounded wings. It occurs in two colour phases, rufous brown and greyish brown, with all intermediate forms. The pale underparts are streaked with brown and the facial disc is rather plain. The eyes are black. The Tawny Owl has a strong direct flight.


This species probably injures more people than any other European bird. It is fearless in defence of its nest and young, and strikes for the intruders face with its sharp talons. Since its flight is silent, at night in particular it may not be detected until too late. Orders Many - see section below. ...


The call of the Tawny Owl is the tu-whit tu-whoo immortalised by William Shakespeare. However, it is known today that this call is actually a compound of two calls; the tu-whoo by the male and the reply of tu-whit from the female. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The Tawny Owl is believed to have the best developed eyes of all owls. Its retina has about 56,000 light-sensitive rods per square milimeter, enabling it to pick out prey several meters away by the light of one candle over 500 meters away. In low-level light conditions, this is about 100 times better than the eyes of humans. Human eye cross-sectional view. ...


Hume's Owl, Strix butleri was formerly sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Tawny Owl, but is now classed as a separate species. Binomial name Strix butleri Hume, 1878 The Hume’s Owl or Hume’s Tawny Owl (Strix butleri) is a species of owl. ...

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Tawny Owl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (388 words)
The Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) is a species of owl resident in much of Europe and southern Russia.
Smaller woodland owls such as the Little Owl and the Long-eared Owl cannot usually co-exist with the stronger Tawny, and are found in different habitats.
The call of the Tawny Owl is the tu-whit tu-whoo immortalised by William Shakespeare.
Owl Species Found in the "Harry Potter" Series" (1980 words)
Snowy owls are an average of 20 to 27 inches (51 to 68.5 centimeters), a wingspan of 54 to 65 inches (37-164 cm) and weigh 2.5 to 4.4 pounds (1,134-2,000 grams).
Pygmy owls prefer forests of conifers (evergreen trees) in the lowlands, or forests of montane conifers (evergreens native to mountain areas) or mixed tree types common to mountainous zones.
The owl is nocturnal, and it is not uncommon to hear its high-pitched hoots late at night.
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