long-eared owl (Asio otus), short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)
Asio otus (at the top) and Asio flammeus (at the bottom)
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The long-eared owl (Asio otus, previously Strix 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 other grouping of owls are the barn owls, family Tytonidae. 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.