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Barn Owl
Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Strigiformes - owls »  family Tytonidae - barn owls »  genus Tyto

Scientific synonyms

Strix alba Scopoli, 1769 o
Palaeophoyx columbiana McCoy, 1963
Strix melitensis Lydekker, 1891
Tyto melitensis (Lydekker, 1891)
Lechusa stirtoni Miller, 1956

Other names

= Common Barn Owl

Least Concern LC

Images

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Zeillemaker, C.F.

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Richard Ford

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Richard Ford

juvenile animal

skull

Tyto alba - Barn Owl

Author: Pavel Zuber

Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Czechia, North America: Canada

* List of countries might not be complete

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cosmopolitan distribution

Included taxa

Number of records: 33

subspecies Tyto alba affinis (Blyth, 1862) - African Barn Owl

Tyto alba affinis

subspecies Tyto alba alba (Scopoli, 1769) - Western Barn Owl

Tyto alba alba

subspecies Tyto alba bargei (Hartert, 1892) - Curaçao Barn Owl
subspecies Tyto alba bondi Parkes & A. R. Phillips, 1978
subspecies Tyto alba contempta (Hartert, 1898) - Peruan Barn Owl

Tyto alba contempta

subspecies Tyto alba crassirostris Mayr, 1935
subspecies Tyto alba delicatula (Gould, 1837)
subspecies Tyto alba deroepstorffi (Hume, 1875) - Andaman Masked Owl
subspecies Tyto alba detorta Hartert, 1913
subspecies Tyto alba erlangeri W. L. Sclater, 1921 - Arabian Barn Owl

Tyto alba erlangeri

subspecies Tyto alba ernesti (O. Kleinschmidt, 1901)
subspecies Tyto alba furcata (Temminck, 1827)
subspecies Tyto alba gracilirostris (Hartert, 1905)
subspecies Tyto alba guatemalae (Ridgway, 1874)
subspecies Tyto alba guttata (C. L. Brehm, 1831) - European Barn Owl

Tyto alba guttata

subspecies Tyto alba hellmayri Griscom & Greenway, 1937
subspecies Tyto alba hypermetra Grote, 1928
subspecies Tyto alba insularis (Pelzeln, 1872)
subspecies Tyto alba interposita Mayr, 1935
subspecies Tyto alba javanica (Gmelin, 1788) - Javan Barn Owl

Tyto alba javanica

subspecies Tyto alba lucayana Riley, 1913
subspecies Tyto alba meeki (Rothschild & Hartert, 1907)
subspecies Tyto alba nigrescens (Lawrence, 1878)
subspecies Tyto alba niveicauda Parkes & A. R. Phillips, 1978
subspecies Tyto alba poensis (Fraser, 1843)
subspecies Tyto alba pratincola (Bonaparte, 1838) - North American Barn Owl

Tyto alba pratincola

subspecies Tyto alba punctatissima (G. R. Gray, 1839)
subspecies Tyto alba schmitzi (Hartert, 1900)
subspecies Tyto alba stertens Hartert, 1929 - Indian Barn Owl

Tyto alba stertens

subspecies Tyto alba subandeana L. Kelso, 1938
subspecies Tyto alba sumbaensis (Hartert, 1897)
subspecies Tyto alba thomensis (Hartlaub, 1852) - São Tomé Barn Owl

Tyto alba thomensis

subspecies Tyto alba tuidara (J. E. Gray, 1829)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [http://checklist.aou.org/], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Tyto alba]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 3 [22688504]

Bird Life [http://www.birdlife.org] [as Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [97035]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [54929]

del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [https://www.hbw.com/], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Tyto alba Scopoli, 1769]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 10.2 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)]
Data retrieved on: 1 August 2020
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBa...], American Ornithologists' Union [as Tyto alba]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
DE Zootier-Lexikon [398:schleiereule-tyto-alba]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 2 December 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Tyto alba]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [as Tyto alba]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [as Tyto alba]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Tyto alba]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009

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synonymized name based on fossil type material