A review and checklist of the parasitic mites (Acarina) of Falconiformes and Strigiformes
Owls are birds of the order Strigiformes
and include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision and binaural hearing, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
Raptorial birds of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes, and Strigiformes
constitute a well-known charismatic functional group of terrestrial animals, which have been popular monitoring objects for decades (Newton, 1979; Kovacs et al.
A review and checklist of the parasitic mites (Acarina) of the Falconiformes and Strigiformes
However, both the LACM and SBNHM collections still contain many elements of raptoral birds, both Falconiformes and Strigiformes
that have not been identified.
erythrophthalmus (Wilson), I O black-billed cuckoo Crotophaga sulcirostris Swainson, I R groove-billed ani Order Strigiformes
(owls) Family Tytonidae (barn owls) Tyto alba (Scopoli), barn owl I R Family Strigidae (typical owls) Aegolius acadicus (Gmelin), I R northern saw-whet owl Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan), I R short-eared owl A.
135), raptors (Falconiformes and Strigiformes
, 55), and waterfowl (Anseriformes, 49).