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The little owl (Athene noctua) belongs to the family Strigidae under the order Strigiformes.

Little owl taxonomy

The Strigidae was first 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 comprises nearly 220 extant species grouped in 25 genera (including genus Athene). The genus Athene comprises four living species (Athene brama, Athene noctua, Athene blewitti and Athene cunicularia) and several extinct species.

The genus Athene was first introduced by Friedrich Boie (4 June 1789 – 3 March 1870), a German entomologist, herpetologist, ornithologist and lawyer, in the year 1822.

The species Athene noctua was first described (as Strix noctua) by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (3 June 1723 – 8 May 1788), an Italian physician and naturalist, in the year 1769. The species A. noctua is polytypic and comprises 13 subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Athene noctua
Species:A. noctua
Little owl - Athene noctua
1.Little owl - Athene noctua 303
Photo by Airwolfhound


Athene noctua
2.Little owl - Athene noctua
Photo by Trebol-a

Athene noctua
3.Little owl - Athene noctua
Photo by Andy Morffew

Athene noctua
4.Little owl - Athene noctua
Photo by chausinho

Athene noctua
5.Little owl - Athene noctua
Photo by Karen Arnold

Athene noctua
6.Little owl - Athene noctua
Photo by Tony Hisgett

Athene noctua
7.Little owl - Athene noctua
Photo by Zeynel Cebeci

Athene noctua juvenile
8.Little owl Athene noctua juvenile
Photo by Andy Morffew

Athene noctua egg
9.Athene noctua egg
Photo by Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Airwolfhound | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 1/26/18
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Trebol-a | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Andy Morffew | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/26/18
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: chausinho | License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 as on 1/26/18
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Karen Arnold | License: Public domain as on 1/27/18
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Author: Tony Hisgett | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/26/18
7.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Zeynel Cebeci | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
8.Photo source:!!!!_(18925277159).jpg (cropped)
Author: Andy Morffew | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/26/18
9.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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