Strigidae – Owls

Strix Nebulosa – Great Gray Owl

When measured in length, the great grey owl or known in Latin as Strix nebulosa is the largest owl in the world. It is the world’s largest species of owl, and it is the world’s largest owl by weight. Its range extends over the Northern Hemisphere, and it is the only species of the genus […]

Megascops Kennicottii – Western Screech Owl

Known as the western screech owl, Megascops kennicottii in Latin, in North and Central America, it is a small owl that is closely related to the eastern screech owl in appearance and behavior. Robert Kennicott, an American naturalist, is commemorated in the species’ scientific name. Originally, this bird was referred to as the Kennicott’s Owl […]

Bubo Virginianus – Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus, the great horned owl is a big owl native to the Americas. It is the most extensively distributed true owl in the Americas and is highly adaptable. Aside from rabbits and hares, it eats rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. The great horned owl is often compared to the Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), a […]

Megascops Asio – Eastern Screech – Owl

Megascops asio, commonly known as the eastern screech owl is a tiny owl found in eastern North America from Mexico to Canada. This owl, more than any other in its region, has adapted well to human development, despite its strictly nocturnal habits. Screech owl has piercing yellow eyes and large ear tufts. Nestlings are swathed […]

Strix Varia – Barred Owl

Strix varia, the northern barred owl is often known as the striped owl or hoot owl is a big North American owl species. They are real owls from the family Strigidae, genus Strix, which is also the origin of the family name. Barred owls are endemic to eastern North America, but have spread westward and […]

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