Strigidae


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Related to Strigidae: scops owl
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Noun1.Strigidae - a family of nocturnal birds of the order Strigiformes
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
genus Athene, Athene - a genus of Strigidae
genus Bubo, Bubo - a genus of Strigidae
genus Strix, Strix - owls lacking ear tufts
genus Otus, Otus - a genus of Strigidae
genus Surnia, Surnia - a genus of hawk-like owls
Asio, genus Asio - a genus of European owls
genus Sceloglaux, Sceloglaux - a genus of Strigidae
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These interactions occurred among 12 raptor species, mainly in Accipitridae (n = 7) and to a lesser extent in Falconidae (n = 3), Cathartidae (n =1), and Strigidae (n = 1).
Although colloquially referred to as raptors, or birds of prey, there are large differences between the Accipitridae (red-tailed hawk), Falconidae (American kestrel), and Strigidae (great-horned owl, long-eared owl), along with other families referred to as raptors.
As a bird of prey, the owl is of the order, Strigidae.
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.