|Diversity of Striginae|
Typical owls are very small to (scops-owls, screech-owls) to very large (Eurasian Eagle-Owl). They might be earless or have ear tufts, and their colour is brown, reddish-brown, greyish-brown, rufous, yellowish-brown, brown, grey, with streaks and spots.
Their eyes range from yellow, pale yellow, orange-brown, honey-brown, chestnut-brown, deep orange.
The cere can grey, creamy-yellow, yellow.
Their bills can be grey, greyish-brown, blackish-horn, pale yellow, light greenish-yellow, dark greenish-black, yellow, greyish-yellow.
Typical owls feed on insects and other arthropods, mammals, birds, frogs, reptiles and fish. Great Horned Owl feeds upon mammals the size of rabbits.
- Genus Pyrroglaux - Palau Owl
- Genus Mascarenotus - Mascarene owls, 3 species (extinct c.1850)
- Genus Otus: scops-owls; probably paraphyletic, about 45 species
Asionini: Eared Owls
- Genus Ptilopsis - white-faced owls, 2 species
- Genus Nesasio - Fearful Owl
- Genus Asio - eared owls, 6-7 species
- Genus Psiloscops - Flammulated Owl
- Genus Gymnoglaux - Bare-legged Owl or Cuban Screech-owl
- Genus Megascops: screech-owls, some 20 species
- Genus Jubula - Maned Owl
- Genus Strix - earless owls, some 10 species
- Genus Ciccaba - split from Strix, 11 species
- Genus Bubo - horned and eagle owls, some 10 species
- Genus Nyctaetus - 2 species
- Genus Scotopelia - 3 species
- Genus Ketupa - 9 species
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