Strigiformes

Typical Owls (Strigidae)

HBW 5, p. 76

  • Large-headed nocturnal birds with strong, hooked bill, round facial disc, compact body, moderately short tail, and strong feet with sharp talons; plumage soft and cryptically coloured.
  • Cosmopolitan.
  • Virtually all terrestrial habitats, from Arctic to tropics; typically found from sea-level to c. 2000 m, but locally up to 4700 m.
  • 25 genera, 200 species, 548 taxa.
  • 26 species threatened; probably 1 of these, as well as 4 other species and 2 subspecies, extinct since 1600.
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25 genera, 200 species

3703 files covering
23 genera (92%)
179 species (90%)

 

    1467 videos covering
19 genera (76%)
146 species (73%)
    2011 photographs covering
23 genera (92%)
176 species (88%)
    225 sound recordings covering
14 genera (56%)
104 species (52%)
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