Tawny Owl

Strix aluco - Chouette hulotte

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Strix

  • Species
    :

    aluco

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 39 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 94 à 104 cm.
  • Weight
    : 420 à 590 g
Longevity

18 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 8 Subspecies

  • Strix aluco aluco (n, c and se Europe through the Ukraine and European Russia)
  • Strix aluco biddulphi (Pakistan and nw India)
  • Strix aluco harmsi (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan)
  • Strix aluco mauritanica (nw Africa)
  • Strix aluco sanctinicolai (ne Iraq and w Iran)
  • Strix aluco siberiae (Ural Mts. to w Siberia)
  • Strix aluco sylvatica (w and s Europe, w Turkey)
  • Strix aluco willkonskii (ne Turkey and nw Iran to Turkmenistan)

Foreign names

  • Chouette hulotte,
  • Cárabo Común,
  • Coruja-do-mato,
  • Waldkauz,
  • Macskabagoly,
  • Bosuil,
  • Allocco eurasiatico,
  • Kattuggla,
  • Kattugle,
  • sova obyčajná,
  • puštík obecný,
  • Natugle,
  • lehtopöllö,
  • gamarús euroasiàtic,
  • Náttugla,
  • puszczyk (zwyczajny),
  • meža pūce,
  • lesna sova,
  • Серая неясыть,
  • モリフクロウ,
  • *灰林鸮,
  • 灰林鴞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Shrubland : Boreal, Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

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