Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Typical Owls :: Little Owl

Little Owl Athene noctua

Described by: Scopoli (1769)
Alternate common name(s): Hutton's Owlet, Tibetan Owlet
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Scheldemeersen, Pottes, Belgium - Jun 27, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Scheldemeersen, Pottes, Belgium - Jun 27, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Ortilla, Aragon, Spain - May 6, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Maclas, Loire, Rhone-Alpes, France - Feb 26, 2005 © Pascal Dubois  Urim, Israel - Mar 23, 2001 © Alain Fossť 
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Range

Palearctic, ex. n. Africa s. Sahara, Arabia and Middle East;
Fragmented distribution in n. Africa;
(1) W. and n. Europe from s. Baltic Sea to Iberia, Balearic Is. and e. to nw. Russia. Introduced to Britain and New Zealand.
(2) C. Europe from s. Germany s. to Sardinia and Sicily e. to Romania.
(3) Albania, se. Yugoslavia, Greece, s. and e. Romania, s. Ukraine, s. Russia, Caucasus, n. Iran, and sw. Siberia and s. to Crete, c. Turkey and Israel s. to Haifa.
(4) N. Africa n. to coastal Israel (s. of Haifa).
(5) S. Morocco to Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan e. discontinuously to the Arabia Peninsula (n. Saudi Arabia).
(6) E. Sudan to ne. Ethiopia.
(7) E. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and n. Somalia.
(8) Cyprus, inland se. Turkey, Syria and Israel to the Sinai.
(9) Se. Azerbaijan, Transcaspia, e. Iraq, n. and c. Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and n. India in the Himalayas from Kashmir e. to Arunachal Pradesh through c. Asia to Lake Balkhash.
(10) Ex. nw. China 9Chinese Turkestan) and adjacent Siberia (ne. Russian Turkestan).
(11) C. China (Koko Nor, w. Kansu).
(12) Sc. China, s. and e. Tibet and n. Himalayas.
(13) Ec. Asia e. Siberia (Ussuriland), Mongolia, ne. China and North Korea.

Videos

No videos are available for this species

Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics

References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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