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The short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) belongs to the family Strigidae under the order Strigiformes.

Short-eared owl taxonomy

The Strigidae are the family of typical owls having a cosmopolitan distribution and being distributed on every continent except Antarctica.

The family 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 living species in 25 genera, includings Asio. The genus Asio was first described by Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806), a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in the year 1760.

The genus Asio comprises seven living species, viz., Asio stygius, Asio otus, Asio abyssinicus, Asio madagascariensis, Asio flammeus, Asio capensis and Asio clamator.

The species Asio flammeus was first described by Erik Pontoppidan (August 24, 1698 – December 20, 1764), a Danish author, bishop, historian and antiquary, in the year 1763. The species Asio flammeus is polytypic and comprises eleven subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Asio flammeus
Species:A. flammeus
Genus:Asio
Subfamily:-
Family:Strigidae
Order:Strigiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus
1.Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus 348
Image by USFWS Mountain-Prairie


Asio flammeus
2.Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus
Image by Sumeet Moghe

Asio flammeus
3.Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus
Image by Johnsonwang6688

Asio flammeus
4.Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus
Image by USFWS Mountain-Prairie

Asio flammeus
5.Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus
Image by Shantanu Kuveskar

Asio flammeus
6.Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus
Image by Sumeet Moghe

Asio flammeus
7.Asio flammeus
Image by Nigel

Asio flammeus
8.Short-eared owl in flight - Asio flammeus
Image by Steve Garvie

Asio flammeus
9.Short-eared owl egg - Asio flammeus
Image by Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer
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1.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/13695320485/ (cropped)
Image author: USFWS Mountain-Prairie | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/3/18
2.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Short_Eared_Owl_on_the_Ground.jpg (cropped)
Author: Sumeet Moghe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/3/18
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asio_flammeus.jpg (cropped)
Author: Johnsonwang6688 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/3/18
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/23476629646/ (cropped)
Author: USFWS Mountain-Prairie | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/3/18
5.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Short-eared_owl_(Asio_flammeus)_Photograph_By_Shantanu_Kuveskar.jpg (cropped)
Author: Shantanu Kuveskar | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/3/18
6.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Sumeet Moghe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/3/18
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnu/5469953419/ (cropped)
Author: Nigel | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/3/18
8.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbirder/4713322691/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Steve Garvie | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 5/3/18
9.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asio_flammeus_MWNH_0620.JPG (cropped)
Author: Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 5/3/18
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