Avifauna of Southern Africa - Owls

Avifauna of Southern Africa - Owls - Southern Africa : Group Owls (Family: Strigidae) of Southern Africa together to facilitate identification. The true owls or typical owls (family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of owls, the other being the barn owls (Tytonidae). The Sibley-Ahlq

Group Owls (Family: Strigidae) of Southern Africa together to facilitate identification.

The true owls or typical owls (family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of owls, the other being the barn owls (Tytonidae). The Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy unites the Caprimulgiformes with the owl order; here, the typical owls are a subfamily Striginae. This is unsupported by more recent research (see Cypselomorphae for details), but the relationships of the owls in general are still unresolved. This large family comprises around 189 living species in 25 genera. The typical owls have a cosmopolitan distribution and are found on every continent except Antarctica.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_owl

17 Aug 2015
Shaun Swanepoel