order Strigiformes


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Noun1.order Strigiformes - owlsorder Strigiformes - owls          
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
family Strigidae, Strigidae - a family of nocturnal birds of the order Strigiformes
family Tytonidae, Tytonidae - comprising only the barn owls
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Owls (order Strigiformes) are a unique group of nocturnal raptors that are found throughout the world.
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.