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IOC English NameScientific NameRangeComments
       
 
ORDER STRIGIFORMES
   
       
Barn Owls (19)
Family Tytonidae
   
Greater Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa  (Gould, 1845) AU : New Guinea, e Australia ENG, TAX : Restore  English name of Tyto tenebricosa to Greater Sooty Owl with split of Lesser Sooty Owl Tyto multipunctata.
        T. t. arfaki  (Schlegel, 1879) New Guinea, Yapen I.  
        T. t. tenebricosa  (Gould, 1845) ec and se Australia  
Lesser Sooty Owl Tyto multipunctata  Mathews, 1912 AU : ne Queensland (Australia) AS : Reverse premature lump of Lesser Sooty Owl Tyto multipunctata with [Greater] Sooty Owl T. tenebricosa (König & Weick 2009, HBW, H&M4; cf Christidis & Boles 2008)
Minahassa Masked Owl Tyto inexspectata  (Schlegel, 1879) AU : n Sulawesi  
Taliabu Masked Owl Tyto nigrobrunnea  Neumann, 1939 AU : Sula  
Moluccan Masked Owl Tyto sororcula  (Sclater, PL, 1883) AU : s Moluccas  
        T. s. sororcula  (Sclater, PL, 1883) Tanimbar Is.  
        T. s. cayelii  (Hartert, 1900) Buru Is. (s Moluccas)  
        T. s. almae  Jønsson et al, 2013 Seram Is (s Moluccas)  
Manus Masked Owl Tyto manusi  Rothschild & Hartert, 1914 AU : Admiralty Islands  
Golden Masked Owl Tyto aurantia  (Salvadori, 1881) AU : Bismarck Archipelago  
Australian Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae  (Stephens, 1826) AU : Australia, s New Guinea  
        T. n. calabyi  Mason, 1983 s New Guinea  
        T. n. kimberli  Mathews, 1912 nw Australia  
        T. n. melvillensis  Mathews, 1912 Melville and Bathurst Is. (Northern Territory, Australia)  
        T. n. galei  Mathews, 1914 Cape York Pen. (ne Australia)  
        T. n. novaehollandiae  (Stephens, 1826) sw Western Australia to Victoria and ne Queensland  
        T. n. castanops  (Gould, 1837) Tasmania, Maria and Maatsuyker Is.  
Sulawesi Masked Owl Tyto rosenbergii  (Schlegel, 1866) AU : Sulawesi  
        T. r. pelengensis  Neumann, 1939 Peleng I. (Banggai Is.)  
        T. r. rosenbergii  (Schlegel, 1866) Sulawesi and Sangihe I.  
Red Owl Tyto soumagnei  (Grandidier, A, 1878) AF : Madagascar  
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba  (Scopoli, 1769) NA, SA, AF, EU, OR : widespread ENG : Change English name of Tyto alba, including javanica, to Western Barn Owl with split of Tyto delicatula; split of American Barn Owl furcata from alba under consideration
        T. a. alba  (Scopoli, 1769) nw Africa, w and s Europe to the Balkans  
        T. a. guttata  (Brehm, CL, 1831) c Europe and e Balkans to the Ukraine  
        T. a. ernesti  (Kleinschmidt, O, 1901) Corsica and Sardinia  
        T. a. erlangeri  Sclater, WL, 1921 Crete and Cyprus through the Middle East to s Iran  
        T. a. affinis  (Blyth, 1862) Africa south of the Sahara  
        T. a. schmitzi  (Hartert, 1900) Madeira  
        T. a. gracilirostris  (Hartert, 1905) e Canary Is.  
        T. a. detorta  Hartert, 1913 Cape Verde Is.  
        T. a. poensis  (Fraser, 1843) Bioko I. (Gulf of Guinea)  
        T. a. thomensis  (Hartlaub, 1852) São Tomé I. (Gulf of Guinea)  
        T. a. hypermetra  Grote, 1928 Comoro Is. and Madagascar  
        T. a. stertens  Hartert, 1929 Pakistan, India and n Sri Lanka to sw China and Indochina  
        T. a. javanica  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) Malay Pen. to Sumatra, Java to w Lesser Sundas  
        T. a. pratincola  (Bonaparte, 1838) s Canada and ne USA to e Nicaragua, Hispaniola  
        T. a. guatemalae  (Ridgway, 1874) w Guatemala to Panama  
        T. a. bondi  Parkes & Phillips, AR, 1978 Bay Is. (off n Honduras)  
        T. a. lucayana  Riley, 1913 Bahama Is.  
        T. a. niveicauda  Parkes & Phillips, AR, 1978 Isle of Pines (off Cuba)  
        T. a. furcata  (Temminck, 1827) Cuba, Cayman Is. and Jamaica  
        T. a. nigrescens  (Lawrence, 1878) Dominica I.  
        T. a. insularis  (Pelzeln, 1872) s Lesser Antilles  
        T. a. bargei  (Hartert, 1892) Netherlands Antilles  
        T. a. subandeana  Kelso, L, 1938 submontane Colombia, Ecuador  
        T. a. contempta  (Hartert, 1898) Andes from Venezuela to Peru  
        T. a. hellmayri  Griscom & Greenway, 1937 Guianas, n Brazil  
        T. a. tuidara  (Gray, JE, 1828) c Brazil south of the Amazon to Tierra del Fuego  
        T. a. punctatissima  (Gould & Gray, GR, 1838) Galapagos Is.  
Eastern Barn Owl Tyto delicatula  (Gould, 1837) AU : e Lesser Sundas, Australasia, sw Pacific. AS : Tyto delicatula is split from T. alba (Wink et al. 2004b, Christidis & Boles 2008), but may need to be revisited
        T. d. sumbaensis  (Hartert, 1897) Sumba I. (Lesser Sundas)  
        T. d. meeki  (Rothschild & Hartert, 1907) se New Guinea and nearby islands  
        T. d. delicatula  (Gould, 1837) e Lesser Sundas to Australia, Solomon and Loyalty Is., Samoa  
        T. d. crassirostris  Mayr, 1935 Bismarck Arch.  
Andaman Masked Owl Tyto deroepstorffi  (Hume, 1875) OR : s Andaman Islands AS : Tyto deroepstorffi is split from Tyto alba (König et al. 1999, Rasmussen & Anderton 2005)
Ashy-faced Owl Tyto glaucops  (Kaup, 1852) NA : Hispaniola  
African Grass Owl Tyto capensis  (Smith, A, 1834) AF : Subsaharan Africa from Ethiopia and Cameroun south to South Africa  
Eastern Grass Owl Tyto longimembris  (Jerdon, 1839) OR, AU : India to se China, Taiwan, Philippines, Sulawesi, se New Guinea, n, ne Australia, New Caledonia AS : Tyto longimembris is split from T.capensis (König et al. 1999);recognized by BLI
        T. l. longimembris  (Jerdon, 1839) India to Indochina, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas and n and e Australia  
        T. l. chinensis  Hartert, 1929 se China, Vietnam  
        T. l. pithecops  (Swinhoe, 1866) Taiwan  
        T. l. amauronota  (Cabanis, 1872) Philippine Is.  
        T. l. papuensis  Hartert, 1929 New Guinea  
Congo Bay Owl Phodilus prigoginei  Schouteden, 1952 AF : e DR Congo, nw Tanzania  
Oriental Bay Owl Phodilus badius  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Southeast Asia to Borneo and Java  
        P. b. saturatus  Robinson, 1927 ne India to s China, n Thailand and Indochina  
        P. b. badius  (Horsfield, 1821) s Thaland, Malay Peninsula, and Greater Sundas  
        P. b. parvus  Chasen, 1937 Belitung I. (off sw Borneo)  
        P. b. arixuthus  Oberholser, 1932 Bunguran I. (Natuna Is.)  
Sri Lanka Bay Owl Phodilus assimilis  Hume, 1877 OR : Sri Lanka, sw India AS : Phodilus assimilis is split from Phodilus badius (Rasmussen & Anderton 2005).
        P. a. ripleyi  Hussain & Reza Khan, 1978 sw India  
        P. a. assimilis  Hume, 1877 Sri Lanka  
       
Owls (221)
Family Strigidae
   
Giant Scops Owl Otus gurneyi  (Tweeddale, 1879) OR : Philippines PHY, TAX, SEQ : Resequence Giant Scops Owl (Mimizuku), which belongs in Otus (Miranda et al 2011)
White-fronted Scops Owl Otus sagittatus  (Cassin, 1849) OR : Malay Peninsula  
Reddish Scops Owl Otus rufescens  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas  
        O. r. malayensis  Hachisuka, 1934 s Thailand, Malay Pen.  
        O. r. rufescens  (Horsfield, 1821) Sumatra, Bangka I., Java, and Borneo  
Serendib Scops Owl Otus thilohoffmanni  Warakagoda & Rasmussen, 2004 OR : Sri Lanka  
Sandy Scops Owl Otus icterorhynchus  (Shelley, 1873) AF : w, c  
        O. i. icterorhynchus  (Shelley, 1873) Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana  
        O. i. holerythrus  (Sharpe, 1901) Cameroon, DR Congo  
Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae  Ripley, 1966 AF : Kenya  
Andaman Scops Owl Otus balli  (Hume, 1873) OR : Andaman Islands  
Flores Scops Owl Otus alfredi  (Hartert, 1897) AU : Flores  
Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus  (Blyth, 1846) OR : widespread  
        O. s. huttoni  (Hume, 1870) n Pakistan to c Nepal  
        O. s. spilocephalus  (Blyth, 1846) c Nepal to Burma  
        O. s. latouchi  (Rickett, 1900) se China, n Indochina  
        O. s. hambroecki  (Swinhoe, 1870) Taiwan  
        O. s. siamensis  Robinson & Kloss, 1922 s Thailand, s Vietnam  
        O. s. vulpes  (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) s Malay Pen.  
        O. s. vandewateri  (Robinson & Kloss, 1916) Sumatra  
        O. s. luciae  (Sharpe, 1888) Borneo  
Rajah Scops Owl Otus brookii  (Sharpe, 1892) OR : Sumatra, Borneo  
        O. b. solokensis  (Hartert, 1893) Sumatra  
        O. b. brookii  (Sharpe, 1892) Borneo  
Javan Scops Owl Otus angelinae  (Finsch, 1912) OR : w Java  
Mentawai Scops Owl Otus mentawi  Chasen & Kloss, 1926 OR : Mentawai Archipelago  
Indian Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena  Pennant, 1769 EU, OR : s Pakistan, c, s India, Sri Lanka ENG : Change English name of Otus bakkamoena from Collared Scops Owl (now O. lettia) to Indian Scops Owl, with split of multiple species.
        O. b. deserticolor  Ticehurst, 1922 s Iran, s Pakistan  
        O. b. gangeticus  Ticehurst, 1922 nw India to Nepal  
        O. b. marathae  Ticehurst, 1922 c India  
        O. b. bakkamoena  Pennant, 1769 s India, Sri Lanka  
Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia  (Hodgson, 1836) OR : w Himalayas through s China, n Indochina and Taiwan AS : Otus lettia is split from Otus bakkamoena (König et al. 1999, Rasmussen & Anderton 2005, Followed in Clements 2007).
        O. l. plumipes  (Hume, 1870) n Pakistan to w Nepal  
        O. l. lettia  (Hodgson, 1836) e Nepal to Burma and Indochina  
        O. l. erythrocampe  (Swinhoe, 1874) se China, nw Vietnam  
        O. l. glabripes  (Swinhoe, 1870) Taiwan  
        O. l. umbratilis  (Swinhoe, 1870) Hainan I. (off se China)  
Japanese Scops Owl Otus semitorques  Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 EU : ne China, Korea, Ussuriland, Japan, Ryukyu Is. AS : Otus semitorques is split from Otus bakkamoena (König et al. 1999. Followed in Clements 2007).
        O. s. ussuriensis  (Buturlin, 1910) ne China, se Siberia, Korea  
        O. s. semitorques  Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 Kuril Is. and Hokkaido south to Yakushima  
        O. s. pryeri  (Gurney, 1889) Izu and Ryukyu Is.  
Sunda Scops Owl Otus lempiji  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : s Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Java AS : Otus lempiji is split from Otus bakkamoena (König et al. 1999, Followed in Clements 2007)
        O. l. lempiji  (Horsfield, 1821) n and c Malay Pen., s Sumatra, Bangka, Belitung, Java, Bali and Borneo  
        O. l. hypnodes  Deignan, 1950 n and c Sumatra  
        O. l. kangeanus  Mayr, 1938 Kangean Is. (Java Sea)  
        O. l. lemurum  Deignan, 1957 Sarawak (n Borneo)  
        O. l. cnephaeus  Deignan, 1950 s Malay Pen.  
Palawan Scops Owl Otus fuliginosus  (Sharpe, 1888) OR : Palawan (w Philippines)  
Philippine Scops Owl Otus megalotis  (Walden, 1875) OR : Luzon, Catanduanes and Marinduque, Philippines  
Everett's Scops Owl Otus everetti  (Tweeddale, 1879) OR : Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Mindannao and Basilan, Philippines AS : Everett‘s Scops Owl is split from Philippine Scops Owl (Miranda et al 2011)
Negros Scops Owl Otus nigrorum  Rand, 1950 OR : Negros and Panay, Philippines AS : Negros Scops Owl is split from Philippine Scops Owl (Miranda et al 2011)
Wallace's Scops Owl Otus silvicola  (Wallace, 1864) AU : Lesser Sundas  
Mindanao Scops Owl Otus mirus  Ripley & Rabor, 1968 OR : Mindanao (s Philippines)  
Luzon Scops Owl Otus longicornis  (Ogilvie-Grant, 1894) OR : Luzon (n Philippines)  
Mindoro Scops Owl Otus mindorensis  (Whitehead, J, 1899) OR : Mindoro (nc Philippines)  
Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei  (Hume, 1872) EU : sw, c  
        O. b. exiguus  Mukherjee, 1958 Israel and s Iraq to w Pakistan and ne Arabia  
        O. b. obsoletus  (Cabanis, 1875) s Turkey and n Syria to Uzbekistan and n Afghanistan  
        O. b. brucei  (Hume, 1872) Aral Sea to Kyrgystan and Tajikistan  
        O. b. semenowi  (Zarudny & Harms, 1902) s Tajikistan to w China, n Pakistan and e Afghanistan  
African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis  (Swainson, 1837) AF : widespread  
        O. s. senegalensis  (Swainson, 1837) Africa south of the Sahara  
        O. s. nivosus  Keith & Twomey, 1968 se Kenya  
        O. s. feae  (Salvadori, 1903) Annob´┐Żn I. (Gulf of Guinea)  
Arabian Scops Owl Otus pamelae  Bates 1937 AF : s Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen  AS : O.s. pamelae is well differentiated genetically, phylogenetically, morphologically and vocally from other ssp of O. senegalensis (Pons et al 2013)
Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops  (Linnaeus, 1758) EU : w, c  
        O. s. scops  (Linnaeus, 1758) France and Italy to the Caucasus area  
        O. s. mallorcae  von Jordans, 1923 Iberian Pen., Balearic Is. and nw Africa  
        O. s. cycladum  (Tschusi, 1904) s Greece and Crete to s Turkey, Syria and Jordan  
        O. s. cyprius  (Madarász, 1901) Cyprus  
        O. s. turanicus  (Loudon, 1905) Iraq to nw Pakistan  
        O. s. pulchellus  (Pallas, 1771) Kazakhstan to s Siberia and w Himalayas  
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia  (Hodgson, 1836) OR : widespread, also e Asia  
        O. s. japonicus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 Japan  
        O. s. stictonotus  (Sharpe, 1875) se Siberia, ne China and Korea  
        O. s. malayanus  (Hay, 1845) s China  
        O. s. sunia  (Hodgson, 1836) n Pakistan, n India, Nepal and Bangladesh  
        O. s. distans  Friedmann & Deignan, 1939 n and e Thailand  
        O. s. rufipennis  (Sharpe, 1875) s India  
        O. s. leggei  Ticehurst, 1923 Sri Lanka  
        O. s. modestus  (Walden, 1874) Andaman Is.  
        O. s. nicobaricus  (Hume, 1876) Nicobar Is.  
Socotra Scops Owl Otus socotranus  (Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, HO, 1899) AF : Socotra AS : Socotra Scops Owl is split from O.senegalensis, but wrongly affiliated with that species (König & Weick 2008, Redman et al 2009, Porter and Aspinall 2010)
Moluccan Scops Owl Otus magicus  (Müller, S, 1841) AU : Moluccas, Lesser Sundas  
        O. m. morotensis  (Sharpe, 1875) Morotai and Ternate Is. (n Moluccas)  
        O. m. leucospilus  (Gray, GR, 1861) Halmahera, Kasiruta and Bacan Is. (n Moluccas)  
        O. m. obira  Jany, 1955 Obi I. (c Moluccas)  
        O. m. magicus  (Müller, S, 1841) Buru, Seram and Ambon Is. (s Moluccas)  
        O. m. albiventris  (Sharpe, 1875) Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Lomblen and Besar Is. (Lesser Sundas)  
        O. m. tempestatis  (Hartert, 1904) Wetar I. (Lesser Sundas)  
Rinjani Scops Owl Otus jolandae  Sangster, King, Verbelen & Trainor 2013 AU : Lombok (Lesser Sundas) NEW : Rinjani Scops Owl is a newly described species of uncertain relationships (Sangster et al 2013)
Sula Scops Owl Otus sulaensis  (Hartert, 1898) AU : Sula Islands  
Siau Scops Owl Otus siaoensis  (Schlegel, 1873) AU : Siau Island  
Mantanani Scops Owl Otus mantananensis  (Sharpe, 1892) OR : Philippines  
        O. m. mantananensis  (Sharpe, 1892) Mantanani I. (off n Borneo), Rasa and Ursula Is. (off s coast of Palawan)  
        O. m. cuyensis  McGregor, 1904 Cuyo and Calamian Is. (ne of Palawan)  
        O. m. romblonis  McGregor, 1905 Banton, Romblon, Tablas, Sibuyan, Tres-Reyes and Semirara Is. (c Philippines)  
        O. m. sibutuensis  (Sharpe, 1893) Tumindao and Sibutu Is. (sw Sulu Is.)  
Ryukyu Scops Owl Otus elegans  (Cassin, 1852) OR : islands s of Japan to Philippines  
        O. e. interpositus  Kuroda, 1923 Daito Is. (s Japan)  
        O. e. elegans  (Cassin, 1852) Ryukyu Is. (s Japan)  
        O. e. botelensis  Kuroda, 1928 Lanyu I. (off of s Taiwan)  
        O. e. calayensis  McGregor, 1904 Batan, Calayan and Sabtang Is. (n Philippines)  
Sulawesi Scops Owl Otus manadensis  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) AU : Sulawesi  
        O. m. manadensis  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) Sulawesi  
        O. m. mendeni  Neumann, 1939 Banggai and Sula Is. (e of Sulawesi)  
        O. m. kalidupae  (Hartert, 1903) Kaledupa I. (off se Sulawesi)  
Sangihe Scops Owl Otus collari  Lambert & Rasmussen, 1998 AU : Sangihe Island  
Biak Scops Owl Otus beccarii  (Salvadori, 1876) AU : Biak Island  
Seychelles Scops Owl Otus insularis  (Tristram, 1880) IO : Seychelles Islands  
Simeulue Scops Owl Otus umbra  (Richmond, 1903) OR : Simeulue Island  
Enggano Scops Owl Otus enganensis  Riley, 1927 OR : Enggano Is (w Sumatra)  
Nicobar Scops Owl Otus alius  Rasmussen, 1998 OR : Nicobar Islands  
Pemba Scops Owl Otus pembaensis  Pakenham, 1937 AF : Pemba Island  
Karthala Scops Owl Otus pauliani  Benson, 1960 AF : Grand Comore Is, Comoros  
Anjouan Scops Owl Otus capnodes  (Gurney, 1889) AF : Anjouan Is, Comoros AS : Otus capnodes omitted from IOC list (1.0)
Moheli Scops Owl Otus moheliensis  Lafontaine & Moulaert, 1998 AF : Moheli Is, Comoros  
Mayotte Scops Owl Otus mayottensis  Benson, 1960 AF : Mayotte Is,Comoros  
Torotoroka Scops Owl Otus madagascariensis  (Grandidier, A, 1867) AF : Madagascar AS : see Fuchs et al. 2007, 2008 for recognition of species of Comoros scops owls
Rainforest Scops Owl Otus rutilus  (Pucheran, 1849) AF : Madagascar  
Sao Tome Scops Owl Otus hartlaubi  (Giebel, 1872) AF : São Tomé  
Reunion Owl Mascarenotus grucheti † Mourer-Chauviré, Bour, Moutou & Ribes, 1994 IO : La Réunion EXTINCT : Cheke, A & Hume, J. 2008
Mauritius Owl Mascarenotus sauzieri † (Newton, E & Gadow, 1893) IO : Mauritius I. EXTINCT : Cheke, A & Hume, J. 2008
Rodrigues Owl Mascarenotus murivorus (Milne-Edwards, A, 1873) IO : Rodrigues I. EXTINCT : Cheke, A & Hume, J. 2008, Fuller, 2002.
Flammulated Owl Psiloscops flammeolus  (Coues, 1899) NA, MA : sw Canada to s Mexico PHY, TAX :  Flammulated Owl positions as outgroup to other Megascops separated to monotypic Psiloscops (Wink et al 2009, NACC 2013-A-10)
Eastern Screech Owl Megascops asio  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA, MA : se, sc Canada to ne Mexico  
        M. a. maxwelliae  (Ridgway, 1877) sc Canada, nc USA  
        M. a. asio  (Linnaeus, 1758) se Canada and ne USA to c and ec USA  
        M. a. hasbroucki  (Ridgway, 1914) sc USA  
        M. a. mccallii  (Cassin, 1854) s Texas (sc USA) to ne Mexico  
        M. a. floridanus  (Ridgway, 1874) Louisiana to Florida (se USA)  
Western Screech Owl Megascops kennicottii  (Elliot, 1867) NA, MA : w, s Alaska to s Mexico  
        M. k. kennicottii  (Elliot, 1867) se Alaska to nw California (USA)  
        M. k. macfarlanei  Brewster, 1891 se British Columbia (Canada) to ne California and Wyoming (USA)  
        M. k. bendirei  (Brewster, 1882) sc Oregon (nw USA) to n Baja California (Mexico)  
        M. k. aikeni  Brewster, 1891 w Texas west to Colorado, Utah, Nevada and e California (w USA)  
        M. k. cardonensis  (Huey, 1926) ne Baja California (Mexico)  
        M. k. xantusi  Brewster, 1902 s Baja California (Mexico)  
        M. k. yumanensis  (Miller, AH & Miller, L, 1951) se Califonia, sw Arizona (sw USA) and nw Sonora (Mexico)  
        M. k. vinaceus  Brewster, 1888 s Sonora to Sinaloa (n Mexico)  
        M. k. suttoni  (Moore, RT, 1941) sw Texas (USA) to the Mexican plateau (c Mexico)  
Balsas Screech Owl Megascops seductus  (Moore, RT, 1941) MA : sw Mexico  
Pacific Screech Owl Megascops cooperi  (Ridgway, 1878) MA : s Mexico to nw Costa Rica  
        M. c. lambi  (Moore, RT & Marshall, JT, 1959) c Oaxaca (sw Mexico)  
        M. c. cooperi  (Ridgway, 1878) sw Oaxaca to Costa Rica  
Whiskered Screech Owl Megascops trichopsis  (Wagler, 1832) NA, MA : se Arizona to nc Nicaragua  
        M. t. aspersus  Brewster, 1888 se Arizona (sw USA), n Mexico  
        M. t. trichopsis  (Wagler, 1832) c Mexico  
        M. t. mesamericanus  (van Rossem, 1932) se Mexico to nc Nicaragua  
Tropical Screech Owl Megascops choliba  (Vieillot, 1817) LA : Costa Rica to ne Argentina  
        M. c. luctisonus  (Bangs & Penard, TE, 1921) Costa Rica to nw Colombia  
        M. c. margaritae  (Cory, 1915) Margarita I. (off n Venezuela)  
        M. c. duidae  (Chapman, 1929) s Venezuela  
        M. c. cruciger  (von Spix, 1824) e Colombia and e Peru through Venezuela, the Guianas to ne Brazil  
        M. c. surutus  (Kelso, L, 1941) Bolivia  
        M. c. decussatus  (Lichtenstein, 1823) c and e Brazil  
        M. c. choliba  (Vieillot, 1817) s Brazil, e Paraguay  
        M. c. wetmorei  (Brodkorb, 1937) w Paraguay, n Argentina  
        M. c. uruguaii  (Hekstra, 1982) se Brazil, Uruguay and ne Argentina  
West Peruvian Screech Owl Megascops roboratus  (Bangs & Noble, 1918) SA : sw Ecuador, nw Peru  
        M. r. pacificus  (Hekstra, 1982) sw Ecuador and nw Peru (south to Lambayeque)  
        M. r. roboratus  (Bangs & Noble, 1918) s Ecuador and nw Peru (between w and c Andea)  
Koepcke's Screech Owl Megascops koepckeae  (Hekstra, 1982) SA : nw, c Peru  
  M. k. koepckeae (Hekstra, 1982) nw Peru  
  M. k. hockingi  Fjeldså et al, 2012 c Peru NEW : Newly described taxon. Fjeldså et al 2012
Bare-shanked Screech Owl Megascops clarkii  (Kelso, L & Kelso, EH, 1935) LA : Costa Rica to nw Colombia  
Bearded Screech Owl Megascops barbarus  (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1868) MA : s Mexico, n Guatemala  
Rufescent Screech Owl Megascops ingens  (Salvin, 1897) SA : Venezuela to Bolivia  
        M. i. venezuelanus  (Phelps & Phelps Jr, 1954) n Colombia, nw Venezuela  
        M. i. ingens  (Salvin, 1897) n Ecuador to c Bolivia  
Colombian Screech Owl Megascops colombianus  (Traylor, 1952) SA : w Colombia to n Peru PL : Megascops colombianus is probably conspecific with M. ingens (Ridgely & Greenfield 2001); H&M, BLI, and SACC recognize but call for reevaluation
Cinnamon Screech Owl Megascops petersoni  (Fitzpatrick & O'Neill, 1986) SA : se Ecuador to nw Peru  
Cloud-forest Screech Owl Megascops marshalli  (Weske & Terborgh, 1981) SA : c, s Peru  
Tawny-bellied Screech Owl Megascops watsonii  (Cassin, 1849) SA : Amazonia  
        M. w. watsonii  (Cassin, 1849) n of the Amazon  
        M. w. usta  (Sclater, PL, 1858) s of the Amazon  
Middle American Screech Owl Megascops guatemalae  (Sharpe, 1875) MA : nw, ne Mexico to n Nicaragua TAX, ENG : Species limits in M. guatemalae/vermiculatus complex need study; SACC  & H&M4 lump them all under Vermiculated Screech Owl (M. guatemalae)
        M. g. hastatus  Ridgway, 1887 Sonora and Chihuahua to Sinaloa, Oaxaca (Mexico) TAX : Includes tomlini (H&M4)
        M. g. cassini  (Ridgway, 1878) Tamaulipas to n Veracruz (e Mexico)  
        M. g. fuscus  (Moore, RT & Peters, JL, 1939) c Veracruz (e Mexico) TAX : Doubtfully distinct (HBW5)
        M. g. guatemalae  (Sharpe, 1875)

Yucatan Pen., Cozumel I., se Veracruz and ne Oaxaca (Mexico) to Honduras

TAX : Includes thompsoni (H&M4)
        M. g. dacrysistactus  (Moore, RT & Peters, JL, 1939) n Nicaragua TAX : Doubtfully distinct (H&M4)
Vermiculated Screech Owl Megascops vermiculatus  Ridgway, 1887 LA : e Nicaragua, Costa Rica, w Panama; status in nw Colombia and n Venezuela uncertain. AS : M. vermiculatus is split from M. guatemalae (Meyer de Schauensee 1970, Sibley & Monroe 1990, König et al.1999, H&M3 ); cf SACC 12, H&M4
Roraiman Screech Owl Megascops roraimae  (Salvin, 1897) SA : coastal range and Tepuis of  Venezuela,  isolated localities in all three Guianas to n Para, Brazil AS : M. roraimae is split from M. guatemalae (Holt et al 1999, König et al.1999); cf SACC 12, H&M4
Napo Screech Owl Megascops napensis  (Chapman, 1928) SA : main Andes from the Amazonian slope and outlying ridges of the Eastern Andes of Colombia (and northeast into Venezuela?) south to at least Cochabamba, Bolivia AS : M. napensis (including helleri and bolivianus) was split from M. guatemalae (König et al. 1999), but relations to roraimae and vermiculatus need study (SACC, H&M4)
Choco Screech Owl Megascops centralis  (Hekstra, 1982) SA : Canal Zone (Panama) south to western Ecuador (nearly to northwestern Peru) and east at least to the Cauca and Magdalena valleys of Colombia AS : Megascops centralis is split from M. guatemalae (Hardy et al 1989, König et al.1999, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001); cf SACC 12, H&M4, König & Weick 2008
Yungas Screech Owl Megascops hoyi  (König, C & Straneck, 1989) SA : s Bolivia to nw Argentina ENG : English name of Megascops hoyi unsettled, possibly Montane Forest Screech Owl or Hoy‘s Screech Owl (SACC)
Black-capped Screech Owl Megascops atricapilla  (Temminck, 1822) SA : e Paraguay and se Brazil  
Long-tufted Screech Owl Megascops sanctaecatarinae  (Salvin, 1897) SA : se Brazil, ne Argentina and Uruguay  
Puerto Rican Screech Owl Megascops nudipes  (Daudin, 1800) NA : Puerto Rico  
        M. n. nudipes  (Daudin, 1800) Puerto Rico  
        M. n. newtoni  (Lawrence, 1861) Virgin Is.  
White-throated Screech Owl Megascops albogularis  (Cassin, 1849) SA : Venezuela to Bolivia  
        M. a. obscurus  (Phelps & Phelps Jr, 1953) Sierra-de-Perijá (nw Venezuela)  
        M. a. meridensis  (Chapman, 1923) w Venezuela  
        M. a. macabrus  (Bonaparte, 1850) w and c Andes of Colombia to n Peru  
        M. a. albogularis  (Cassin, 1849) e Andes to n Ecuador  
        M. a. remotus  (Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1941) Peru to c Bolivia  
Palau Owl Pyrroglaux podargina  (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872) PO : Palau Islands  
Bare-legged Owl Margarobyas lawrencii  (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1868) NA : Cuba TAX : New genus name required for Gymnoglaux which is a junior synonym of Gymnasio which is referable to Megascops nudipes. AOU 54th supplement 2013. Auk 130: 563.
        M. l. lawrencii  (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1868) c and e Cuba  
        M. l. exsul  (Bangs, 1913) w Cuba and Isle of Pines  
Northern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis leucotis  (Temminck, 1820) AF : Senegal and Gambia to Somalia, south to n DRCongo, Uganda and c Kenya  
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti  (Kollibay, 1910) AF : Gabon to s Uganda and sw Kenya, south to Namibia and South Africa  
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA, EU : widespread in the north  
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) NA, LA : widespread  
        B. v. algistus  (Oberholser, 1904) w Alaska  
        B. v. lagophonus  (Oberholser, 1904) c Alaska to ne Oregon, Idaho and nw Montana (USA)  
        B. v. saturatus  Ridgway, 1877 coastal se Alaska to coastal n California (USA)  
        B. v. pacificus  Cassin, 1854 coastal c California (USA) to nw Baja California (Mexico)  
        B. v. subarcticus  Hoy, 1853 wc Canada to n Idaho (USA)  
        B. v. pallescens  Stone, 1897 sw USA to s Mexico  
        B. v. pinorum  Dickerman & Johnson, AB, 2008 s Idaho to n Arizona and n New Mexico (USA)  
        B. v. heterocnemis  (Oberholser, 1904) ne Canada to the Great Lakes region  
        B. v. virginianus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) se Canada to c and e USA  
        B. v. elachistus  Brewster, 1902 s Baja California (Mexico)  
        B. v. mayensis  Nelson, 1901 Yucatan Pen. (se Mexico)  
        B. v. mesembrinus  (Oberholser, 1904) s Mexico to w Panama  
        B. v. nigrescens  von Berlepsch, 1884 Colombia to nw Peru  
        B. v. nacurutu  (Vieillot, 1817) e Colombia through the Guianas to ne Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and c Peru  
Lesser Horned Owl Bubo magellanicus  (Lesson, 1828) SA : c Peru to Tierra del Fuego AS : Bubo magellanicus is split from B. virginianus (König et al.1999, Jaramillo 2003); SACC awaits analysis and proposal
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo  (Linnaeus, 1758) EU : widespread  
        B. b. hispanus  Rothschild & Hartert, 1910 Iberian Pen.  
        B. b. bubo  (Linnaeus, 1758) Scandinaviaa and France to w Russia  
        B. b. interpositus  Rothschild & Hartert, 1910 Turkey to Bulgaria, Romania and s Ukraine  
        B. b. nikolskii  Zarudny, 1905 e Iraq to w Pakistan  
        B. b. ruthenus  Buturlin & Zhitkov, 1906 c, e and s European Russia  
        B. b. sibiricus  (Gloger, 1833) Ural Mts.of e European Russia and w Siberia to c and sw Siberia  
        B. b. yenisseensis  Buturlin, 1911 c Siberia to n Mongolia  
        B. b. jakutensis  Buturlin, 1908 nc and ne Siberia  
        B. b. turcomanus  (Eversmann, 1835) Kazakhstan to w Mongolia and nw China  
        B. b. omissus  Dementiev, 1933 ne Iran and Turkmenistan to w China  
        B. b. hemachalanus  Hume, 1873 w Himalayas to w Tibet  
        B. b. tibetanus  Bianchi, 1906 Tibetan Plateau  
        B. b. tarimensis  Buturlin, 1928 e Tarim Basin (w China) to s Mongolia  
        B. b. kiautschensis  Reichenow, 1903 e China, Korea  
        B. b. ussuriensis  Poliakov, 1915 se Siberia and e Mongolia to ne China and e Siberia  
        B. b. borissowi  Hesse, 1915 Sakhalin and Kuril Is. (off se Siberia)  
Indian Eagle-Owl Bubo bengalensis  (Franklin, 1831) OR : Indian subcontinent AS : Bubo bengalensis is split from B. bubo (König et al. 1999, Rasmussen & Anderton 2005); BLI recognizes. English name follows Rasmussen and Anderton (2005)
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus  Savigny, 1809 AF : nw AF to Arabian Peninsula  
Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis  Smith, A, 1834 AF : s, se, e  
        B. c. dillonii  Des Murs & Prévost, 1846 Ethiopia and Eritrea  
        B. c. mackinderi  Sharpe, 1899 Kenya to w Mozambique  
        B. c. capensis  Smith, A, 1834 South Africa and s Namibia  
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  (Temminck, 1821) AF : s of Equator  
        B. a. africanus  (Temminck, 1821) s DR Congo to c Kenya south to South Africa  
        B. a. milesi  Sharpe, 1886 s Arabian Pen.  
Greyish Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens  Guérin-Méneville, 1843 AF : Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia and n Kenya  
Fraser's Eagle-Owl Bubo poensis  Fraser, 1854 AF : Sierra Leone to Uganda C DRCongo and n Angola  
Usambara Eagle-Owl Bubo vosseleri  Reichenow, 1908 AF : ne Tanzania  
Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis  Hodgson, 1836 OR : s India and Sri Lanka, Himalayas to Southeast Asia  
        B. n. nipalensis  Hodgson, 1836 Himalayas to s India east to Vietnam  
        B. n. blighi  Legge, 1878 Sri Lanka  
Barred Eagle-Owl Bubo sumatranus  (Raffles, 1822) OR : Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas  
        B. s. sumatranus  (Raffles, 1822) s Burma, sw Thailand, Malay Pen., Bangka I. and Sumatra  
        B. s. strepitans  (Temminck, 1823) Java, Bali  
        B. s. tenuifasciatus  Mees, 1964 Borneo  
Shelley's Eagle-Owl Bubo shelleyi  (Sharpe & Ussher, 1872) AF : Sierra Leone to Ghana; Cameroon to e DRCongo and Gabon  
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus  (Temminck, 1820) AF : widespread south of the Sahara  
Dusky Eagle-Owl Bubo coromandus  (Latham, 1790) OR : Pakistan to w Thailand, also e China  
        B. c. coromandus  (Latham, 1790) Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh  
        B. c. klossii  Robinson, 1911 s China to s Burma and e Thailand  
Akun Eagle-Owl Bubo leucostictus  Hartlaub, 1855 AF : Sierra Leone to Ghana; Nigeria to e DRCongo and n Angola  
Philippine Eagle-Owl Bubo philippensis  Kaup, 1851 OR : Philippines  
        B. p. philippensis  Kaup, 1851 Luzon and Catanduanes (n Philippines)  
        B. p. mindanensis  (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) Mindanao, Samar, Leyte and Bohol (s Philippines)  
Blakiston's Fish Owl Bubo blakistoni  Seebohm, 1884 EU : ne China, n Japan  
        B. b. doerriesi  Seebohm, 1895 ne China, se Siberia  
        B. b. blakistoni  Seebohm, 1884 Sakhalin and Kuril Is. (off se Siberia), Hokkaido (n Japan)  
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) OR, EU : Middle East to Southeast Asia  
        K. z. semenowi  Zarudny, 1905 Middle East to nw India  
        K. z. leschenaulti  (Temminck, 1820) India through Burma to w Thailand  
        K. z. zeylonensis  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) Sri Lanka  
        K. z. orientalis  Delacour, 1926 ne Burma to se China, Indochina and the Malay Pen.  
Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes  (Hodgson, 1836) OR : Himalayas to Southeast Asia  
Buffy Fish Owl Ketupa ketupu  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Southeast Asia to Java and Borneo  
        K. k. ketupu  (Horsfield, 1821) ne India through Burma to Vietnam and the Malay Pen., Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bangka and Belitung  
        K. k. minor  Büttikofer, 1896 Nias I. (w of Sumatra)  
Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli  Bonaparte, 1850 AF : widespread south of the Sahara  
Rufous Fishing Owl Scotopelia ussheri  Sharpe, 1871 AF : Sierra Leone to Ghana  
Vermiculated Fishing Owl Scotopelia bouvieri  Sharpe, 1875 AF : Nigeria to e DRCongo and n Angola  
Spotted Wood Owl Strix seloputo  Horsfield, 1821 OR : Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Java, Philippines  
        S. s. seloputo  Horsfield, 1821 Burma to s Indochina and the Malay Pen., Java  
        S. s. baweana  Oberholser, 1917 Bawean I. (off n Java)  
        S. s. wiepkeni  (Blasius, W, 1888) Palawan and Calamian Is. (sw Philippines)  
Mottled Wood Owl Strix ocellata  (Lesson, 1839) OR : India, Burma  
        S. o. grisescens  Koelz, 1950 nw and nc India  
        S. o. grandis  Koelz, 1950 w India  
        S. o. ocellata  (Lesson, 1839) c and s India, sw Burma?  
Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica  Temminck, 1832 OR : widespread  
        S. l. ticehursti  Delacour, 1930 se China, n Indochina  
        S. l. caligata  (Swinhoe, 1863) Taiwan, Hainan  
        S. l. laotiana  Delacour, 1926 s Laos, c Vietnam  
        S. l. newarensis  (Hodgson, 1836) n India, Nepal, Bangladesh  
        S. l. indranee  Sykes, 1832 c and s India  
        S. l. ochrogenys  (Hume, 1873) Sri Lanka  
        S. l. maingayi  (Hume, 1878) Malay Pen.  
        S. l. myrtha  (Bonaparte, 1850) Sumatra  
        S. l. nyctiphasma  Oberholser, 1924 Banyak I. (off w Sumatra)  
        S. l. niasensis  (Salvadori, 1887) Nias I. (off w Sumatra)  
        S. l. chaseni  Hoogerwerf & de Boer, 1947 Belitung I. (off se Sumatra)  
        S. l. leptogrammica  Temminck, 1832 c and s Borneo  
        S. l. vaga  Mayr, 1938 n Borneo  
        S. l. bartelsi  (Finsch, 1906) Java  
Tawny Owl Strix aluco  Linnaeus, 1758 EU : w Eurasia, n Africa  
        S. a. aluco  Linnaeus, 1758 n, c and se Europe through the Ukraine and European Russia  
        S. a. biddulphi  (Scully, 1881) Pakistan and nw India  
        S. a. harmsi  (Zarudny, 1911) Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan  
        S. a. mauritanica  (Witherby, 1905) nw Africa  
        S. a. sanctinicolai  (Zarudny, 1905) ne Iraq and w Iran  
        S. a. siberiae  Dementiev, 1934 Ural Mts. to w Siberia  
        S. a. sylvatica  Shaw, 1809 w and s Europe, w Turkey  
        S. a. willkonskii  (Menzbier, 1896) ne Turkey and nw Iran to Turkmenistan  
Himalayan Owl Strix nivicolum  (Blyth, 1845) EU : Himalayas to e Asia. AS : Strix nivicolum is split from S. aluco (Rasmussen & Anderton 2005).
        S. n. nivicolum  (Blyth, 1845) ne India and Nepal to se China, Burma and Vietnam  
        S. n. yamadae  Yamashina, 1936 s Taiwan  
        S. n. ma  (Clark, AH, 1907) ne China and Korea  
Hume's Owl Strix butleri  (Hume, 1878) EU : Middle East, se Egypt  
Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis  (Xántus de Vésey, 1860) NA, MA : w  
        S. o. caurina  (Merriam, 1898) s British Columbia (Canada) to n California (USA)  
        S. o. occidentalis  (Xántus de Vésey, 1860) s California (USA), n Baja California (Mexico)  
        S. o. lucida  (Nelson, 1903) sw USA to c Mexico  
        S. o. juanaphillipsae  Dickerman, 1997 c Mexico  
Northern Barred Owl Strix varia  Barton, 1799 NA : se Alaska and s Canada through se, sc USA  
        S. v. varia  Barton, 1799 se Alaska and s Canada through the northern half of the USA  
        S. v. georgica  Latham, 1801 se USA  
        S. v. helveola  (Bangs, 1899) sc Texas (sc USA)  
Mexican Barred Owl Strix sartorii  (Ridgway, 1874) MA : c Mexico AS,, ENG : Mexican Barred Owl Strix sartorii is split from (Northern) Barred Owl S.varia (Barrowclough et al 2011); Change English name to Cinereous Owl to stet Barred Owl (Howell comm)
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens  (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1868) MA : s Mexico to El Salvador  
Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila  Temminck, 1825 SA : se Brazil, e Paraguay and ne Argentina  
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis  Cherrie & Reichenberger, 1921 SA : s Bolivia and w Paraguay to c Argentina  
Rufous-legged Owl Strix rufipes  King, 1827 SA : c Chile to Tierra del Fuego  
        S. r. sanborni  Wheeler, 1938 Chiloe I. (Chile)  
        S. r. rufipes  King, 1827 s Chile, s Argentina  
Ural Owl Strix uralensis  Pallas, 1771 EU : widespread  
        S. u. macroura  Wolf, 1810 c and se Europe  
        S. u. liturata  Lindroth, 1788 n Poland and Scandinavia to nw Russia  
        S. u. uralensis  Pallas, 1771 e European Russia to w Siberia  
        S. u. yenisseensis  Buturlin, 1915 c Siberic and ne Siberia to nw Mongolian plateau  
        S. u. daurica  Stegmann, 1929 sc Siberia and ne Mongolia to w and n Amurland (se Siberia) and w and n Manchuria (ne China)  
        S. u. nikolskii  (Buturlin, 1907) e Amurland (se Siberia), Sakhalin I., ne China and Korea  
        S. u. japonica  (Clark, AH, 1907) s Kuril Is., Hokkaido (Japan)  
        S. u. hondoensis  (Clark, AH, 1907) n Honshu (Japan)  
        S. u. momiyamae  Taka-Tsukasa, 1931 c Honshu (Japan)  
        S. u. fuscescens  Temminck & Schlegel, 1850 w and s Honshu (Japan)  
Pere David's Owl Strix davidi  (Sharpe, 1875) EU : c China  
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa  Forster, JR, 1772 NA, EU : n  
        S. n. nebulosa  Forster, JR, 1772 n North America  
        S. n. lapponica  Thunberg, 1798 n Europe, n Asia  
African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii  (Smith, A, 1834) AF : widespread  
        S. w. umbrina  (Heuglin, 1863) se Sudan, Ethiopia  
        S. w. nigricantior  (Sharpe, 1897) s Somalia to Tanzania and e DR Congo  
        S. w. nuchalis  (Sharpe, 1870) Senegal and Gambia to s Sudan south to n Angola, c DR Congo and Uganda  
        S. w. woodfordii  (Smith, A, 1834) s Angola and DR Congo to sw Tanzania and South Africa  
Mottled Owl Strix virgata  (Cassin, 1849) LA : widespread  
        S. v. squamulata  (Bonaparte, 1850) w Mexico  
        S. v. tamaulipensis  Phillips, JC, 1911 ne Mexico  
        S. v. centralis  (Griscom, 1929) s Mexico to w Panama  
        S. v. virgata  (Cassin, 1849) e Panama to Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Trinidad  
        S. v. macconnelli  (Chubb, 1916) the Guianas  
        S. v. superciliaris  (Pelzeln, 1863) nc and ne Brazil  
        S. v. borelliana  (Bertoni, W, 1901) s Brazil, Paraguay, ne Argentina  
Rufous-banded Owl Strix albitarsis  (Bonaparte, 1850) SA : Venezuela to Bolivia  
        S. a. albitarsis  (Bonaparte, 1850) Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela  
        S. a. opaca  (Peters, JL, 1943) c Peru  
        S. a. tertia  (Todd, 1947) Bolivia  
Black-and-white Owl Strix nigrolineata  (Sclater, PL, 1859) LA : c Mexico to Venezuela and Peru  
Black-banded Owl Strix huhula  Daudin, 1800 SA : widespread  
        S. h. huhula  Daudin, 1800 Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas south to e Peru, e Bolivia, nw Argentina and ec Brazil  
        S. h. albomarginata  (von Spix, 1824) se Brazil, Paraguay, ne Argentina  
Maned Owl Jubula lettii  (Büttikofer, 1889) AF : Liberia to Ghana; s Cameroon and Gabon to e DRCongo  
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata  (Daudin, 1800) LA : s Mexico through Amazonia  
        L. c. stricklandi  Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1859 s Mexico to w Panama and w Colombia  
        L. c. wedeli  Griscom, 1932 e Panama, n Colombia, nw Venezuela  
        L. c. cristata  (Daudin, 1800) Amazonia  
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata  (Latham, 1790) LA : s Mexico to ne Argentina TAX : Pulsatrix perspicillata includes ssp magellanicus and pulsatrix
        P. p. saturata  Ridgway, 1914 s Mexico to w Panama  
        P. p. chapmani  Griscom, 1932 e Costa Rica to nw Peru  
        P. p. perspicillata  (Latham, 1790) e Colombia through the Guianas, Amazonia  
        P. p. trinitatis  Bangs & Penard, TE, 1918 Trinidad  
        P. p. boliviana  Kelso, L, 1933 s Bolivia, n Argentina  
        P. p. pulsatrix  (zu Wied-Neuwied, 1820) Paraguay, e Brazil, ne Argentina  
Tawny-browed Owl Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana  (Bertoni, M & Bertoni, W, 1901) SA : se Brazil, e Paraguay and ne Argentina  
Band-bellied Owl Pulsatrix melanota  (Tschudi, 1844) SA : se Colombia to Bolivia  
        P. m. melanota  (Tschudi, 1844) e Ecuador to se Peru  
        P. m. philoscia  Todd, 1947 w Bolivia  
Northern Hawk-Owl Surnia ulula  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA, EU : n  
        S. u. tianschanica  Smallbones, 1906 c Asia to n China and n Mongolia  
        S. u. ulula  (Linnaeus, 1758) n Eurasia  
        S. u. caparoch  (Statius Müller, 1776) n North America  
Eurasian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum  (Linnaeus, 1758) EU : widespread  
        G. p. passerinum  (Linnaeus, 1758) c and n Europe to sw Siberia  
        G. p. orientale  Taczanowski, 1891 c and e Siberia, Mongolia and ne China  
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei  (Burton, 1836) OR : widespread  
        G. b. brodiei  (Burton, 1836) Himalayas to s China south through Indochina and the Malay Pen.  
        G. b. sylvaticum  (Bonaparte, 1850) Sumatra  
        G. b. borneense  Sharpe, 1893 Borneo  
        G. b. pardalotum  (Swinhoe, 1863) Taiwan  
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum  (Vieillot, 1817) AF : widespread  
        G. p. perlatum  (Vieillot, 1817) Senegal and Gambia to w Sudan  
        G. p. licua  (Lichtenstein, 1842) e Sudan and Ethiopia to South Africa, Namibia and Angola  
Northern Pygmy Owl Glaucidium californicum  Sclater, PL, 1857 NA : w NA from se Alaska to s Baja  
        G. c. grinnelli  Ridgway, 1914 se Alaska to n California  
        G. c. swarthi  Grinnell, 1913 Vancouver I. (Canada)  
        G. c. californicum  Sclater, PL, 1857 c British Columbia (Canada) to sw USA  
        G. c. pinicola  Nelson, 1910 Rocky Mts. (wc USA), n Mexico  
Mountain Pygmy Owl Glaucidium gnoma  Wagler, 1832 NA, MA : se Arizona to c Mexico AS : Split of Glaucidium gnoma and G.californicum (Howell and Webb 1995, König et al. 1999, BLI, but not AOU 2009)
Baja Pygmy Owl Glaucidium hoskinsii  Brewster, 1888 Baja California (Mexico) AS : Baja [Cape] Pygmy Owl G. hoskinsii recognized by Howell and Webb 1995, König et al. 1999, HBW
        
 
Guatemalan Pygmy Owl Glaucidium cobanense  Sharpe, 1875 MA : s Mexico to Guatemala and Honduras AS : Split Glaucidium cobanense from G. gnoma (Holt et al 1999 [HBW 5], König & Weick 2008, Howell & Eisermann 2011, Eisermann & Howell 2011)
Costa Rican Pygmy Owl Glaucidium costaricanum  Kelso, L, 1937 MA : Costa Rica, Panama  
Andean Pygmy Owl Glaucidium jardinii  (Bonaparte, 1855) SA : w Venezuela to c Peru  
Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl Glaucidium nubicola  Robbins & Stiles, 1999 SA : Colombia and Ecuador  
Yungas Pygmy Owl Glaucidium bolivianum  König, C, 1991 SA : Peru to nw Argentina  
Colima Pygmy Owl Glaucidium palmarum  Nelson, 1901 MA : w Mexico  
        G. p. oberholseri  Moore, RT, 1937 Sonora to Sinaloa (nw Mexico)  
        G. p. palmarum  Nelson, 1901 Nayarit to Oaxaca (w Mexico)  
        G. p. griscomi  Moore, RT, 1947 Morelos and Guerrero (sw Mexico)  
Tamaulipas Pygmy Owl Glaucidium sanchezi  Lowery & Newman, RJ, 1949 MA : ne Mexico  
Pernambuco Pygmy Owl Glaucidium mooreorum  Silva, Coelho & Gonzaga, 2003 SA : e Brazil  
Central American Pygmy Owl Glaucidium griseiceps  Sharpe, 1875 MA : s Mexico to w Colombia and nw Ecuador  
        G. g. occultum  Moore, RT, 1947 se Mexico  
        G. g. griseiceps  Sharpe, 1875 Guatemala, Belize and Honduras  
        G. g. rarum  Griscom, 1931 Costa Rica and Panama to w Colombia and nw Ecuador  
Subtropical Pygmy Owl Glaucidium parkeri  Robbins & Howell, SNG, 1995 SA : Ecuador to Bolivia  
Amazonian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium hardyi  Vielliard, 1989 SA : Amazonia  
East Brazilian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium minutissimum  (zu Wied-Neuwied, 1830) SA : se Brazil and e Paraguay  
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) LA : widespread TAX : Glaucidium brasilianum includes subspecies tucumanum, which may deserve recognition; SACC needs proposal
        G. b. cactorum  van Rossem, 1937 s Arizona (USA) to Sonora to Oaxaca (w Mexico)  
        G. b. ridgwayi  Sharpe, 1875 s Texas (sc USA) to w Panama  
        G. b. medianum  Todd, 1916 n Colombia  
        G. b. margaritae  Phelps & Phelps Jr, 1951 Margarita I. (off Venezuela)  
        G. b. phaloenoides  (Daudin, 1800) Trinidad  
        G. b. duidae  Chapman, 1929 Mt. Duida (s Venezuela)  
        G. b. olivaceum  Chapman, 1939 Mt. Auyun-Tepui (s Venezuela)  
        G. b. ucayalae  Chapman, 1929 Amazonia  
        G. b. brasilianum  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) e Brazil to ne Argentina  
        G. b. pallens  Brodkorb, 1938 e Bolivia, w Paraguay, n Argentina  
        G. b. stranecki  König, C & Wink, 1995 c Argentina to s Uruguay  
        G. b. tucumanum  Chapman, 1922 w Argentina  
Pacific Pygmy Owl Glaucidium peruanum  König, C, 1991 SA : w Ecuador, Peru  
Austral Pygmy Owl Glaucidium nana  (King, 1827) SA : Southern Cone  
Cuban Pygmy Owl Glaucidium siju  (d'Orbigny, 1839) NA : Cuba  
        G. s. siju  (d'Orbigny, 1839) Cuba  
        G. s. turquinense  Garrido, 2002 Pico Turquino, Santiago de Cuba (se Cuba)  
        G. s. vittatum  Ridgway, 1914 Isle of Pines  
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum  Sharpe, 1875 AF : w, c  
        G. t. tephronotum  Sharpe, 1875 Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana  
        G. t. pycrafti  Bates, 1911 Cameroon  
        G. t. medje  Chapin, 1932 Gabon and DR Congo to sw Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi  
        G. t. elgonense  Granvik, 1934 e Uganda, w Kenya  
Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet Glaucidium sjostedti  Reichenow, 1893 AF : Cameroon to DRCongo and Gabon  
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides  (Vigors, 1830) OR : Himalayas to Southeast Asia  
        G. c. cuculoides  (Vigors, 1830) w and c Himalayas  
        G. c. austerum  Ripley, 1948 ne India, Bhutan and nw Burma  
        G. c. rufescens  Baker, ECS, 1926 ne India, Bangladesh, n Burma and s Hunnan (s China)  
        G. c. whiteleyi  (Blyth, 1867) s China to ne Vietnam  
        G. c. persimile  Hartert, 1910 Hainan (off s China)  
        G. c. delacouri  Ripley, 1948 ne Laos, nw and c Vietnam  
        G. c. deignani  Ripley, 1948 se Thailand, s Vietnam, Cambodia  
        G. c. bruegeli  (Parrot, 1908) se Burma, Thailand (except se)  
Javan Owlet Glaucidium castanopterum  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Java  
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum  (Tickell, 1833) OR : India  
        G. r. radiatum  (Tickell, 1833) Himalayas to w Burma, s India and Sri Lanka  
        G. r. malabaricum  (Blyth, 1846) sw India  
Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanotum  (Blyth, 1851) OR : Sri Lanka  
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense  (Smith, A, 1834) AF : se, sc,w  
        G. c. etchecopari  Érard & Roux, F, 1983 Liberia, Ivory Coast  
        G. c. castaneum  Reichenow, 1893 ne DR Congo, sw Uganda  
        G. c. scheffleri  Neumann, 1911 s Somalia, e Kenya and ne Tanzania  
        G. c. ngamiense  (Roberts, 1932) se DR Congo and w Tanzania to Angola, Botswana and Mozambique  
        G. c. capense  (Smith, A, 1834) s Mozambique to South Africa  
Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum  Prigogine, 1983 AF : ne Congo, n Rwanda. AS : Glaucidium albertinum is split from G.capense (König et al. 1999); BLI recognizes
Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux loweryi  O'Neill & Graves, GR, 1977 SA : n Peru  
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi  (Cooper, JG, 1861) NA, MA : sw USA to c Mexico  
        M. w. whitneyi  (Cooper, JG, 1861) sw USA, nw Mexico  
        M. w. idonea  (Ridgway, 1914) s Texas (USA) to c Mexico  
        M. w. sanfordi  (Ridgway, 1914) s Baja California (Mexico)  
        M. w. graysoni †  Ridgway, 1886 Sorocco I. (off w Mexico)  
Little Owl Athene noctua  (Scopoli, 1769) EU, AF : widespread EU; n, ne AF  
        A. n. vidalii  Brehm, AE, 1857 w Europe  
        A. n. noctua  (Scopoli, 1769) c, s and se Europe to nw Russia  
        A. n. indigena  Brehm, CL, 1855 Romania to Greece through Ukraine and Turkey east to s Russia  
        A. n. lilith  Hartert, 1913 Cyprus, s Turkey to Iraq and the Sinai (Egypt)  
        A. n. bactriana  Blyth, 1847 Iraq and Azerbaijan to Pakistan and nw India  
        A. n. orientalis  Severtsov, 1873 ne Kazakhstan, nw China  
        A. n. ludlowi  Baker, ECS, 1926 Himalayas  
        A. n. impasta  Bangs & Peters, JL, 1928 wc China  
        A. n. plumipes  Swinhoe, 1870 Mongolia, sc Siberia and ne China  
        A. n. glaux  (Savigny, 1809) coastal n Africa to sw Israel  
        A. n. saharae  (Kleinschmidt, O, 1909) Morocco to w Egypt, c Arabia  
        A. n. spilogastra  (Heuglin, 1869) e Sudan, Eritrea and ne Ethiopia  
        A. n. somaliensis  Reichenow, 1905 e Ethiopia and Somalia  
Spotted Owlet Athene brama  (Temminck, 1821) OR, EU : s Iran to Southeast Asia  
        A. b. indica  (Franklin, 1831) Iran to n and c India, Bhutan and Bangladesh  
        A. b. ultra  Ripley, 1948 Assam (ne India)  
        A. b. brama  (Temminck, 1821) s India  
        A. b. pulchra  Hume, 1873 Burma, s China  
        A. b. mayri  Deignan, 1941 Thailand, s Laos, Cambodia and s Vietnam  
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia  (Molina, 1782) NA, LA : widespread  
        A. c. hypugaea  (Bonaparte, 1825) sw Canada to w Mexico  
        A. c. rostrata  (Townsend, CH, 1890) Clarion I. (off w Mexico)  
        A. c. floridana  (Ridgway, 1874) c and s Florida (USA), Bahama Is.  
        A. c. amaura †  (Lawrence, 1878) Antigua, Nevis (Lesser Antilles)  
        A. c. guadeloupensis † (Ridgway, 1874) Guadeloupe (Lesser Antilles)  
        A. c. guantanamensis  (Garrido, 2001) Cuba  
        A. c. troglodytes  (Wetmore & Swales, 1931) Hispaniola, Gonáve and Beata Is.  
        A. c. arubensis  (Cory, 1915) Aruba (Netherlands Antilles)  
        A. c. brachyptera  (Richmond, 1896) Margarita I. (off Venezuela)  
        A. c. apurensis  (Gilliard, 1940) nc Venezuela  
        A. c. minor  (Cory, 1918) s Guyana, n Brazil  
        A. c. carrikeri  (Stone, 1922) e Colombia  
        A. c. tolimae  (Stone, 1899) w Colombia  
        A. c. pichinchae  (von Boetticher, 1929) w Ecuador  
        A. c. punensis  (Chapman, 1914) sw Ecuador, nw Peru  
        A. c. intermedia  (Cory, 1915) w Peru  
        A. c. nanodes  (von Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1892) sw Peru  
        A. c. juninensis  (von Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902) sc Peru to w Bolivia and nw Argentina  
        A. c. boliviana  (Kelso, L, 1939) Bolivia  
        A. c. grallaria  (Temminck, 1822) e and c Brazil  
        A. c. cunicularia  (Molina, 1782) s Bolivia, Paraguay and s Brazil to Tierra del Fuego  
        A. c. partridgei  Olrog, 1976 Corrientes Prov. (n Argentina)  
Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti  Hume, 1873 OR : c India  
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA, EU : n  
        A. f. richardsoni  (Bonaparte, 1838) Alaska, n Canada and n USA  
        A. f. funereus  (Linnaeus, 1758) n, c and se Europe to the Ural Mts. (Russia)  
        A. f. magnus  (Buturlin, 1907) ne Siberia  
        A. f. sibiricus  (Buturlin, 1910) se Siberia, ne China  
        A. f. pallens  (Schalow, 1908) w and s Siberia  
        A. f. caucasicus  (Buturlin, 1907) n Caucasus Mts. (Russia)  
        A. f. beickianus  Stresemann, 1928 nw India, sw China  
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) NA : widespread, also c Mexico  
        A. a. acadicus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) s Alaska, Canada, n and sw USA, n Mexico  
        A. a. brooksi  (Fleming, JH, 1916) Queen Charlotte Is. (off British Columbia, Canada)  
Bermuda Saw-whet Owl Aegolius gradyi †  Olson 2012 NA : Bermuda EXT : Recently described from subfossil bones. Survived into the historic period
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridgwayi  (Alfaro, 1905) MA : s Mexico to Panama  
        A. r. tacanensis  Moore, RT, 1947 s Mexico  
        A. r. rostratus  (Griscom, 1930) Guatemala to El Salvador  
        A. r. ridgwayi  (Alfaro, 1905) Costa Rica and w Panama  
Buff-fronted Owl Aegolius harrisii  (Cassin, 1849) SA : e, c  
        A. h. harrisii  (Cassin, 1849) Colombia to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru  
        A. h. iheringi  (Sharpe, 1899) Paraguay, se Brazil, Uruguay and ne Argentina  
        A. h. dabbenei  Olrog, 1979 w Bolivia, nw Argentina  
Rufous Owl Ninox rufa  (Gould, 1846) AU : New Guinea, n Australia ENG : Restore traditional name Rufous Owl
        N. r. humeralis  (Bonaparte, 1850) New Guinea, Waigeo I.  
        N. r. aruensis  (Schlegel, 1866) Aru Is.  
        N. r. rufa  (Gould, 1846) nw Australia  
        N. r. meesi  Mason & Schodde, 1980 Cape York Pen. (ne Australia)  
        N. r. queenslandica  Mathews, 1911 e Queensland ( e Australia)  
Togian Boobook Ninox burhani  Indrawan & Somadikarta, 2004 AU : Togian Islands  
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua  (Gould, 1838) AU : e Australia ENG : Restore traditional name Powerful Owl
Barking Owl Ninox connivens  (Latham, 1801) AU : Moluccas, New Guinea, Australia ENG : Restore traditional name Barking Owl
        N. c. rufostrigata  (Gray, GR, 1861) n Moluccas  
        N. c. assimilis  Salvadori & d'Albertis, 1875 e New Guinea, Manam, Karkar and Daru Is.  
        N. c. peninsularis  Salvadori, 1876 n Australia  
        N. c. connivens  (Latham, 1801) sw, e and se Australia  
Sumba Boobook Ninox rudolfi  Meyer, AB, 1882 AU : Sumba  
Southern Boobook Ninox boobook  (Latham, 1801) AU : Lesser Sundas, s New Guinea, Australia TAX : STET: Contrary to Version 1.6, Ninox boobook is not conspecific with N. novaeseelandiae as suggested by Christidis and Boles (2008)(R.Schodde in litt.)
        N. b. rotiensis  Johnstone, RE & Darnell, JC, 1997 Roti I. (Lesser Sundas)  
        N. b. fusca  (Vieillot, 1817) Timor I. (e Lesser Sundas)  
        N. b. plesseni  Stresemann, 1929 Alor I. ( n of Timor)  
        N. b. moae  Mayr, 1943 Moa, Leti and Romang Is. (e of Timor)  
        N. b. cinnamomina  Hartert, 1906 Babar I. (e of Timor)  
        N. b. remigialis  Stresemann, 1930 Kai Is. (off sw New Guinea)  
        N. b. pusilla  Mayr & Rand, 1935 s New Guinea  
        N. b. ocellata  (Bonaparte, 1850) Sawu I. (Lesser Sundas) and Australia (except e coast)  
        N. b. halmaturina  Mathews, 1912 Kangaroo I. (off s Australia)  
        N. b. lurida  De Vis, 1887 ne Queensland (ne Australia)  
        N. b. boobook  (Latham, 1801) e to sc Australia  
Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) AU : Tasmania, New Zealand ENG : Revert to Version 1.5, retaining Morepork for English name of Ninox novaeseelandiae
        N. n. leucopsis  (Gould, 1838) Tasmania  
        N. n. novaeseelandiae  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) New Zealand  
        N. n. undulata  (Latham, 1801) Norfolk I. (n of New Zealand)  
        N. n. albaria †  Ramsay, EP, 1888 Lord Howe I.  
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata  (Raffles, 1822) OR, EU : e Asia through Orient  
        N. s. lugubris  (Tickell, 1833) n, ne and c India, Nepal  
        N. s. burmanica  Hume, 1876 ne India to s China, Indochina and Thailand  
        N. s. hirsuta  (Temminck, 1824) s India, Sri Lanka  
        N. s. scutulata  (Raffles, 1822) Malay Pen., Riau Arch., Sumatra and Bangka I.  
        N. s. javanensis  Stresemann, 1928 w Java  
        N. s. borneensis  (Bonaparte, 1850) Borneo, n Natuna Is.  
        N. s. palawanensis  Ripley & Rabor, 1962 Palawan (sw Philippines)  
Northern Boobook Ninox japonica  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) OR : Russian Far East to Korea, Japan; Taiwan AS : Ninox japonica, including florensis and totogo is split from N.scutulata (King 2002)
        N. j. florensis  (Wallace, 1864) se Siberia, ne and e China and n Korea  
        N. j. japonica  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) s Korea and Japan  
        N. j. totogo  Momiyama, 1931 Ryukyu Is. (Japan), Taiwan  
Chocolate Boobook Ninox randi  Deignan, 1951 OR : Philippines, except Palawan AS : Ninox randi is split from N.scutulata (King 2002)
Hume's Hawk-Owl Ninox obscura  Hume, 1872 OR : Andaman Is. AS : Ninox obscura is split from N. scutulata (Rasmussen & Anderton 2005).
Andaman Hawk-Owl Ninox affinis  Beavan, 1867 OR : Andaman Is  
        N. a. affinis  Beavan, 1867 Andaman Is.  
        N. a. isolata  Baker, ECS, 1926 Car Nicobar I.  
        N. a. rexpimenti  Abdulali, 1979 Great Nicobar I.  
White-browed Hawk-Owl Ninox superciliaris  (Vieillot, 1817) AF : Madagascar TAX : Transfer Ninox superciliaris to Athene (Fuchs et al 2008)
Luzon Hawk-Owl Ninox philippensis  Bonaparte, 1855 OR : Philippines TAX, ENG :  Revisions of the Philippine Hawk-Owl species complex follow Rasmussen et al 2012; CHANGE English name of Ninox philippensis to Luzon Hawk-Owl
        N. p. philippensis  Bonaparte, 1855 Leyte, Luzon, Marinduque, Samar, Polillo and Catanduanes Is. (c and n Philippines) TAX : N.p.philippensis includes ssp proxima (Rasmussen et al 2012) 
        N. p. ticaoensis  duPont, 1972 Ticao I. (c Philippines) TAX : Validity of N.p.ticaoensis questiionable (Rasmussen et al 2012)
        N. p. centralis  Mayr, 1945 Siquijor Is. (c Philippines)  
Mindanao Hawk-Owl

Ninox spilocephala  Tweeddale, 1879

OR : Basilan, Mindanao, Siargao and Dinagat Is. (s Philippines) AS : Mindanao Hawk-Owl is split from Philippine Hawk-Owl (Rasmussen et al 2012) 
Mindoro Hawk-Owl Ninox mindorensis  Ogilvie-Grant, 1896 OR : Mindoro (wc Philippines) AS : Mindoro Hawk-Owl is split from Philippine Hawk-Owl (Rasmussen et al 2012)
Romblon Hawk-Owl  Ninox spilonotus  Bourns & Worcester, 1894 OR : Sibuyan, Tablas Is. (c Philippines) AS : Romblon Hawk-Owl is split from Philippine Hawk-Owl (Rasmussen et al 2012)
        N. p. spilonotus  Bourns & Worcester, 1894 Sibuyan (c Philippines)  
 

      N. p. fisheri  Rasmussen et al 2012

Tablas (c Philippines) TAX : Newly described subspecies (Rasmussen et al 2012)
Cebu Hawk-Owl Ninox rumseyi  Rasmussen et al 2012 OR : Cebu (w Philippines) NEW : Rasmussen et al 2012 
Camiguin Hawk-Owl Ninox leventisi  Rasmussen et al 2012 OR : Camiguin Sur (c Philippines) NEW : Rasmussen et al 2012 
Sulu Hawk-Owl  Ninox reyi  Oustalet, 1880 OR : Sulu Arch. AS : Sulu Hawk-Owl is split from Philippine Hawk-Owl (Rasmussen et al 2012)
Ochre-bellied Boobook Ninox ochracea  (Schlegel, 1866) AU : Sulawesi  
Cinnabar Boobook Ninox ios  Rasmussen, 1999 AU : n Sulawesi  
Hantu Boobook Ninox squamipila  (Bonaparte, 1850) AU : Buru Is, Seram Is. ENG : Change English name of Ninox squamipila from Moluccan Boobook to Hantu Boobook with split of N. hypogramma and N. forbesi
        N. s. hantu  (Wallace, 1863) Buru I. (s Moluccas)  
        N. s. squamipila  (Bonaparte, 1850) Seram I. (s Moluccas)  
Halmahera Boobook Ninox hypogramma  (Gray, GR, 1861) AU : n Moluccas AS : Ninox hypogramma is split from N. squamipila (Norman et al. 1998, Rheindt & Hutchinson 2007)
Tanimbar Boobook Ninox forbesi  Sclater, PL, 1883 AU : Tanimbar Is. AS : Ninox forbesi is split from N. squamipila (Rheindt & Hutchinson 2007)
Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis  Lister, 1889 IO : Christmas Island  
Papuan Boobook Ninox theomacha  (Bonaparte, 1855) AU : New Guinea ENG : Change English name of Ninox theomacha to Papuan Boobook (Gregory 2009)
        N. t. hoedtii  (Schlegel, 1871) Waigeo and Misool Is. (off w New Guinea)  
        N. t. goldii  Gurney, 1883 D'Entrecasteaux Arch.  
        N. t. theomacha  (Bonaparte, 1855) New Guinea  
        N. t. rosseliana  Tristram, 1889 Louisiade Arch.  
Manus Boobook Ninox meeki  Rothschild & Hartert, 1914 AU : Admiralty Islands  
Speckled Boobook Ninox punctulata  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) AU : Sulawesi  
New Ireland Boobook Ninox variegata  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) AU : Bismarck Archipelago ENG : Change English name of Ninox variegata to New Ireland Boobook (Gregory 2009)
        N. v. superior  Hartert, 1925 New Hanover  
        N. v. variegata  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) New Ireland and New Britain  
New Britain Boobook Ninox odiosa  Sclater, PL, 1877 AU : Bismarck Archipelago ENG : Change English name of Ninox odiosa to New Britain Boobook (Gregory 2009)
Solomons Boobook Ninox jacquinoti  (Bonaparte, 1850) AU : Solomon Islands  
        N. j. eichhorni  (Hartert, 1929) Buka, Bougainville and Chiseul Is. (n Solomon Is.)  
        N. j. mono  Mayr, 1935 Mono I. (nw Solomon Is.)  
        N. j. jacquinoti  (Bonaparte, 1850) Santa Isabel and San Jorge Is. (c Solomon Is.)  
        N. j. floridae  Mayr, 1935 Florida Is. (c Solomon Is.)  
        N. j. granti  Sharpe, 1888 Guadalcanal (s Solomon Is.)  
        N. j. malaitae  Mayr, 1931 Malaita I. (s Solomon Is.)  
        N. j. roseoaxillaris  (Hartert, 1929) Bauro and San Cristóbol Is. (s Solomon Is.)  
Little Sumba Hawk-Owl Ninox sumbaensis  Olsen, Wink, Sauer-Gürth & Trost, 2002 AU : Sumba  
Papuan Hawk-Owl Uroglaux dimorpha  (Salvadori, 1874) AU : New Guinea  
Laughing Owl Sceloglaux albifacies 
†  (Gray, GR, 1844)
AU : New Zealand EXTINCT :
        S. a. rufifacies †  Buller, 1904 North Island, NZ  
        S. a. albifacies †  (Gray, GR, 1844) South Island, NZ  
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus  (Gosse, 1847) NA : Jamaica  
Striped Owl Pseudoscops clamator  (Vieillot, 1808) LA : widespread  
        P. c. forbesi  (Lowery & Dalquest, 1951) s Mexico to Panama  
        P. c. clamator  (Vieillot, 1808) Colombia and Venezuela to e Peru and c and ne Brazil  
        P. c. oberi  (Kelso, EH, 1936) Trinidad and Tobago  
        P. c. midas  (Schlegel, 1862) e Bolivia to Paraguay, s Brazil, Uruguay and n Argentina  
Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis  (Hartert, 1901) AU : Solomon Islands  
Stygian Owl Asio stygius  (Wagler, 1832) LA : widespread  
        A. s. lambi  Moore, RT, 1937 nw Mexico  
        A. s. robustus  Kelso, L, 1934 e Mexico to Nicaraugua  
        A. s. siguapa  (d'Orbigny, 1839) Cuba, Isle of Pines  
        A. s. noctipetens  Riley, 1916 Hispaniola, Gonáve I.  
        A. s. stygius  (Wagler, 1832) Colombia and Venezuela to e Bolivia and c and s Brazil  
        A. s. barberoi  Bertoni, W, 1930 Paraguay, n Argentina  
Long-eared Owl Asio otus  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA, MA, EU : widespread  
        A. o. otus  (Linnaeus, 1758) Europe, Asia and n Africa  
        A. o. canariensis  Madarász, 1901 Canary Is.  
        A. o. tuftsi  Godfrey, 1948 w Canada to n Mexico  
        A. o. wilsonianus  (Lesson, 1830) sc and se Canada to sc and e USA  
Abyssinian Owl Asio abyssinicus  (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) AF : e  
        A. a. abyssinicus  (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) Eritrea and Ethiopia  
        A. a. graueri  Sassi, 1912 c Kenya to e DR Congo  
Madagascan Owl Asio madagascariensis  (Smith, A, 1834) AF : Madagascar  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus  (Pontoppidan, 1763) Worldwide : widespread except AU  
        A. f. flammeus  (Pontoppidan, 1763) North America, Europe, n Africa and n Asia  
        A. f. cubensis  Garrido, 2007 Cuba  
        A. f. domingensis  (Statius Müller, 1776) Hispaniola  
        A. f. portoricensis  Ridgway, 1882 Puerto Rico  
        A. f. bogotensis  Chapman, 1915 Colombia, Ecuador and nw Peru  
        A. f. galapagoensis  (Gould, 1837) Galapagos Is.  
        A. f. pallidicaudus  Friedmann, 1949 Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname  
        A. f. suinda  (Vieillot, 1817) s Peru and s Brazil to Tierra del Fuego  
        A. f. sanfordi  Bangs, 1919 Falkland Is.  
        A. f. sandwichensis  (Bloxam, A, 1827) Hawaiian Is.  
        A. f. ponapensis  Mayr, 1933 e Caroline Is.  
Marsh Owl Asio capensis  (Smith, A, 1834) AF : widespread  
        A. c. tingitanus  (Loche, 1867) n Morocco  
        A. c. capensis  (Smith, A, 1834) Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia south to South Africa  
        A. c. hova  Stresemann, 1922 Madagascar