Silent-Winged Owls of North America: common barn owl (Tyto alba), long-eared owl (Asio otus), short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)
Title: (Articles about birds from National geographic magazine)
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The barn owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as the common barn owl, to distinguish it from other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). The barn owl is found almost everywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia, and some Pacific islands.
The long-eared owl (Asio otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name Asio is a type of eared owl, and otus also refers to a small eared owl.
The short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) is a species of typical owl (family Strigidae). The short-eared owl is found in open country and grasslands. The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name Asio is a type of eared owl, and flammeus means "flame-coloured". The short-eared owl has one of the most widespread distributions of any bird.