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Barn Owl

Tyto [alba or furcata, incl. stertens, insularis, excl. detorta] (= Tyto alba) (Scopoli, GA 1769)

The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl in the world and one of the most widespread of all species of birds, being found almost everywhere in the world except for the polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia, and some Pacific Islands. It is also known as the common barn owl, to distinguish it from the other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Tytonidae
Genus:
   Tyto
Scientific:
  Tyto alba


Original description

Citation:
  (Scopoli, GA 1769)

Reference:
   Annus I Hist.-Nat.

Protonym:
  Strix alba

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31117670


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  96B91A6873827284

Avibase ID:
  avibase-96B91A68

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/96B91A68


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 177851

Geographic range:

  • Tyto alba alba: W and s Europe; w Canary Islands and North Africa
  • Tyto alba guttata: Central Europe east to sw European USSR and ne Greece
  • Tyto alba ernesti: Corsica and Sardinia
  • Tyto alba erlangeri: Crete and Cyprus to sw Iran, ne Egypt and s Arabian Peninsula
  • Tyto alba [affinis or hypermetra]: Sub-Saharan Africa, Zanzibar, Pemba, Madagascar, Comoros
  • Tyto alba schmitzi: Madeira and Porto Santo I.
  • Tyto alba gracilirostris: E Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Alegranza)
  • Tyto alba poensis: Bioko (Gulf of Guinea)
  • Tyto alba thomensis: São Tomé (Gulf of Guinea)
  • Tyto furcata [furcata or niveicauda]: Cuba, Cayman Islands and Jamaica
  • Tyto furcata [pratincola or lucayana]: S Canada to n Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas and Hispaniola
  • Tyto furcata [guatemalae or subandeana]: W Guatemala to Panama, Pearl Islands and Colombia
  • Tyto furcata bondi: Bay Islands off n Honduras (Roatán and Guanaja)
  • Tyto furcata hellmayri: Guianas to n Brazil, Margarita I., Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tyto furcata contempta: W Colombia to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru
  • Tyto furcata [tuidara or zottae]: Brazil s of the Amazon to Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Is.
  • Tyto furcata bargei: Curaçao
  • Tyto furcata punctatissima: Galapagos Islands
  • Tyto javanica stertens: Indian subcontinent to n Sri Lanka, sw China and s Thailand
  • Tyto glaucops insularis: St. Vincent, Bequia, Union, Carriacou and Grenada
  • Tyto glaucops nigrescens: Dominica (Lesser Antilles)
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English:
Barn Owl
French:
Effraie des clochers


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Barn Owl ( Tyto [alba or furcata, incl. stertens, insularis, excl. detorta])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Barn Owl ( Tyto alba)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Tyto [alba, furcata or javanica, incl. insularis, excl. detorta]

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Afrikaans: Nonnetjie-uil
Arabic: الهامة
Asturian: Curuxa
Azerbaijani: adi alabayquş, sipuxa
Belarusian: Ciпуха, Сіпуха
Bulgarian: Забулена сова
Bengali: রক্ষ্মী ঩যাুঁচা , রক্ষ্মীম঩ুঁচা , রক্ষ্মী঩যাুঁচা , লক্ষ্মী প্যাঁচা
Bengali (transliteration): lakṣmī pyām̐cā, lakṣmīpēm̐cā, lakṣmīpyām̐cā
Breton: Ar gaouenn wenn
Catalan: Òliba
Catalan (Balears): Òliba
Montenegrin: kukuvija, кукувија
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): кукувија
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): chawan
Czech: Sova pálená
Chuvash: сипуха
Welsh: Tylluan wen
Danish: Slørugle
German: Schleiereule
Greek: Ανθρωποπούλλι
Greek (Cypriot): Ανθρωποπούλλι
English: Barn Owl
English (Kenya): Barn Owl
Esperanto: turstrigo
Spanish: Lechuza común
Spanish (Argentine): Lechuza de campanario
Spanish (Bolivia): Lechuza de campanario
Spanish (Chile): Lechuza
Spanish (Colombia): Lechuza Común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Lechuza ratonera
Spanish (Cuba): Lechuza
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Lechuza Blanca
Spanish (Spain): Lechuza Común
Spanish (Honduras): Lechuza
Spanish (Mexico): Lechuza de campanario
Spanish (Panama): Lechuza Común
Spanish (Peru): Lechuza de Campanario
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Lechuza
Spanish (Paraguay): Lechuza de campanario
Spanish (Uruguay): Lechuza de Campanario
Spanish (Venezuela): Lechuza de Campanario
Estonian: Loorkakk
Basque: Hontza zuria
Persian: جغد انبار
Finnish: Tornipöllö
Faroese: Hjartaugla
French: Effraie des clochers
Friulian: barbezuan, barbezuans
Frisian: goudûle
Irish: Scréachóg Reilige
Gaelic: Cailleach-Oidhche Gheal
Galician: Curuxa
Guarani: Suinda
Manx: Screeaghag Oie
Haitian Creole French: Frize
Hebrew: תנשמת
Hindi: Chavu kuruvi
Croatian: Kukuvija
Hungarian: Gyöngybagoly
Indonesian: Burung Serak Jawa, Serak Jawa
Icelandic: Turnugla
Italian: Barbagianni
Japanese (romaji): men-fukurō
Japanese: メンフクロウ
Japanese (Kanji): 面梟
Georgian: ბუხრინწა
Kazakh: кәдімгі сипуха
Karachay-Balkar: байкъуш, гитче байкъуш
North Karelian: tornipöllö
Cornish: Ula gwyn
Kwangali: Suunsu
Kirghiz: кадимки шынаабаш
Scientific: Strix alba, Tyto [alba or furcata, incl. stertens, insularis, excl. detorta], Tyto alba, Tyto alba alba
Luxembourgish: Schleiereil , Tuermeil
Lithuanian: Liepsnotoji peleda, Liepsnotoji pelėda
Latvian: Plīvurpūce
Malagasy: Tararaka
Macedonian: Кукавија
Malayalam: വെള്ളി  മൂങ്ങ 
Moldavian: Strigă
Malay: Burung Jampok Kubur, Burung Jampuk Putih, Burung Pungguk Jelapang
Maltese: Barbaġann, barbaġanni
Nepali: गोठे लाटोकोसेरो
Dutch: Kerkuil
Norwegian: Tårnugle
Sotho, Northern: Leribisi
Polish: plomykówka, płomykówka
Pinyin: cāng-xiāo
Portuguese: coruja-da-igreja / coruja-das-torres
Portuguese (Brazil): Coruja-da-igreja
Portuguese (Portugal): Coruja-das-torres
Romansh: Tschuetta velada
Romanian: Strigă
Russian: Cипуха, Сипуха
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Atu Wesbassa
Slovak: plamienka driemavá
Slovenian: pegasta sova
Shona: Zizi
Albanian: Kukuvajka mjekëroshe
Serbian: kukuvija obična
Sotho, Southern: Sephooko
Swedish: Tornuggla
Swahili: Bundi Babawatoto
Tamil: Koogai Andhai
Thai: นกแสก
Thai (Transliteration): nók sàeek
Turkmen: boguk hüwi, peçeli baykuş
Tswana: Lerubise
Turkish: Peçeli Baykuş
Tsonga: Xinkhovha
Tatar: карынкы ябалак, чырылдавык ябалак
Ukrainian: Сипуха
Uzbek: омбор бойқуши, сипуха
Vietnamese: Chim Cú lợn, Chim Cú lợn lưng xám, Cú lợn lưng xám
Xhosa: Isikhova
Chinese: 仓鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 倉鴞
Zulu: isiKhova

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