Himalayan owl

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Himalayan owl
Himalayan Wood Owl.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
S. nivicolum
Binomial name
Strix nivicolum
(Blyth, 1845)

The Himalayan owl (Strix nivicolum), also known as the Himalayan wood owl, is an owl of the forests of the Asia, from the Himalayas to Korea and Taiwan. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the tawny owl, but is separated from that species due to its distinctive call, darker plumage and shorter, barred tail.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Strix nivicolum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ del Hoyo, J (2019). del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Sargatal, Jordi; Christie, David A; de Juana, Eduardo (eds.). "Himalayan Owl (Strix nivicolum)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 2 January 2019. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  • Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.