Owls

Eurasian Eagle-owl

Mysterious night hunters

The great horned owl is one of the largest species of owls that lives in most of Eurasia, also known as “Uhu”. This bird has characteristic ear tufts, darker black-brown upperparts, and striped wings and tail.

Characteristics

Order:
Strigiformes

Family:
Strigidae

Scientific name:
Bubo bubo

Habitat:
Forest, bushes, caves, underground habitats

Origin:
Eurasia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
100.000-499.999

Lifetime:
about 20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Common Barn-owl

Бели ноћни стражар

Бела сова је најраспрострањенија врста сове на свету. То је ноћна птица која се углавном храни малим сисарима, које лоцира на основу звука. Обично се пари за цео живот, а гнездење се дешава у различито доба године, са леглом од просечно четири јајета.

Characteristics

Order:
Strigiformes

Family:
Strigidae

Scientific name:
Tyto alba

Habitat:
Savannah, scrub, grassy areas, wetlands, caves and subterranean habitats

Origin:
All continents

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
4.000.000-9.999.999

Lifetime:
10-12 years

*Преузето са сајта iucnredlist.org

Tawny Owl

Night hunter

The barn owl has a characteristic light colored underbody with dark stripes and an upper body that can be brown or grey, does not migrate and is very territorial. It hunts at night thanks to its excellent vision and servants, mostly rodents, and sometimes smaller owls. Her hearing is developed thanks to asymmetrically placed ears, which allows her to pinpoint the source of sound.

Characteristics

Order:
Strigiformes

Family:
Strigidae

Scientific name:
Strix aluco

Habitat:
Forest, bushes

Origin:
Europe and Siberia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
1.000.000-2.999.999

Lifetime:
about 4 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Northern Long-eared Owl

The mysterious night flyer

The little owl is a narrow and long-winged owl with distinct ear feathers that are closer to the center of the head than other owl species. They are characterized by black vertical stripes and are distinguished by their size and wingspan of 82 to 102 cm.

Characteristics

Order:
Strigiformes

Family:
Strigidae

Scientific name:
Asio otus

Habitat:
Forest, bushes, wetlands

Origin:
Europe and Asia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
2.200.000-3.700.000

Lifetime:
about 4 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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