Taxon profile


Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Strigiformes - owls »  family Strigidae - owls »  genus Asio

Scientific synonyms

Aegolius brachyotus
Aluco flammea

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 11

subspecies Asio flammeus bogotensis Chapman, 1915
subspecies Asio flammeus cubensis Garrido, 2007
subspecies Asio flammeus domingensis (Statius Muller, 1776)
subspecies Asio flammeus flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)

Asio flammeus flammeus

subspecies Asio flammeus galapagoensis (Gould, 1837)
subspecies Asio flammeus pallidicaudus Friedmann, 1949
subspecies Asio flammeus ponapensis Mayr, 1933
subspecies Asio flammeus portoricensis Ridgway, 1882
subspecies Asio flammeus sandwichensis (A. Bloxam, 1827)
subspecies Asio flammeus sanfordi Bangs, 1919
subspecies Asio flammeus suinda (Vieillot, 1817)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Asio flammeus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 5.1 [2322]

Bird Life [] [as Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [97052]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
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 [], American Ornithologists' Union [as Asio flammeus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)]
CZ Hudec K. (2012): Slovník historických českých názvů ptáků [], Česká společnost ornitologická [as Asio flammeus]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Asio flammeus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Asio flammeus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Asio flammeus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Asio flammeus]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009

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