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The boreal owl (Aegolius funereus) belongs to the family Strigidae under the order Strigiformes.

Boreal owl taxonomy

The family Strigidae comprises nearly 220 extant species in 25 genera. The family Strigidae was first described 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 genus Aegolius was first introduced by Johann Jakob von Kaup (10 April 1803 – 4 July 1873), a German naturalist, in the year 1829. The genus Aegolius comprises six species, viz., Aegolius funereus, Aegolius acadicus, Aegolius ridgwayi, Aegolius harrisii, Aegolius gradyi (extinct) and Aegolius martae (extinct).

The species Aegolius funereus (as Strix funerea) was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758. The species Aegolius funereus is polytypic and comprises six subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Aegolius funereus
Species:A. funereus
Genus:Aegolius
Subfamily:-
Family:Strigidae
Order:Strigiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Boreal owl - Aegolius funereus
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Photo by C. Robiller / www.naturlichter.de

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2.Boreal owl - Aegolius funereus
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3.Boreal owl - Aegolius funereus
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7.Boreal owl - Aegolius funereus
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8.Boreal owl - Aegolius funereus chicks
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9.Boreal owl - Aegolius funereus egg
Photo by Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer

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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raufu%C3%9Fkauz_im_Flug.jpg (cropped)
Author: C. Robiller / www.naturlichter.de | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 DE as on 2/10/18
2.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aegolius_funereus_1388020.jpg (cropped)
Author: Steven Katovich | License: CC BY 3.0 US as on 2/10/18
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Author: Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 2/10/18
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