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The tawny owl (Strix aluco) belongs to the family Strigidae under the order Strigiformes.

Tawny owl taxonomy

The family Strigidae was introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820.

The family Strigidae includes about 200 extant species in about 25 genera. The genus Strix was established for the earless owls by Linnaeus in 1758. The genus Strix includes about 20 extant species.

The species Strix aluco was first described by Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, in his 'Systema naturae' in 1758 under its current scientific name.

The subspecies of Strix aluco are poorly differentiated and historically between 10 and 15 subspecies were described. Presently eight subspecies are recognized, viz., S. a. aluco, S. a. siberiae, S. a. biddulphi, S. a. harmsi, S. a. sylvatica, S. a. sanctinicolai, S. a. mauritanica and S. a. willkonskii.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Strix aluco
Species:S. aluco

Tawny owl - Strix aluco
1.Tawny owl - Strix aluco
Photo by Martin Mecnarowski (http://www.photomecan.eu)

Strix aluco
2.Tawny owl - Strix aluco
Photo by Solymári

Strix aluco
3.Tawny owl - Strix aluco
Photo by Adam Kumiszcza

Strix aluco
4.Tawny owl - Strix aluco
Photo by Peter Trimming

Strix aluco
5.Tawny owl - Strix aluco
Photo by Pierre Dalous

Strix aluco
6.Tawny owl - Strix aluco
by K.-M. Hansche

Strix aluco
7.Strix aluco
Photo by Michael Gäbler

Strix aluco
8.Tawny owl egg - Strix aluco
Photo by Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer

Strix aluco
9.Tawny owl juveniles - Strix aluco
Photo by Artur Mikołajewski
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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_aluco_1_(Martin_Mecnarowski).jpg (cropped)
Author: Martin Mecnarowski (http://www.photomecan.eu) | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Tawny owl photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Macskabaglyok_a_Budakeszi_Vadasparkban.JPG (cropped)
Author: Solymári | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_aluco.jpg (cropped)
Author: Adam Kumiszcza | License: CC BY 3.0
4.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_aluco_-British_Wildlife_Centre,_Surrey,_England-8a.jpg (cropped)
Author: Peter Trimming | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/25/17
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stix_aluco_2_fr.jpg (cropped)
Author: Pierre Dalous | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
6.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tawny_wiki_edit1.jpg (cropped)
Author: K.-M. Hansche | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
7.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_aluco_(Linnaeus,_1758).jpg (cropped)
Author: Michael Gäbler | License: CC BY 3.0
8.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_aluco_MWNH_0646.JPG (cropped)
Author: Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_aluco_3young.jpg (cropped)
Author: Artur Mikołajewski | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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