Père David's owl

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Père David's owl
Strix davidi 1877.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Strix
S. davidi
Binomial name
Strix davidi
Sharpe, 1875

The Père David's owl (Strix davidi) is an owl found in the mountains of central China (Qinghai and Sichuan). There is debate over whether it is a separate species or an isolated subspecies of Ural owl. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World (2015 version) considers it a separate species,[1] but BirdLife International[2] and IUCN[3] treat it as a subspecies.


  1. ^ Clements, J.F.; et al. (2015). "The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015" (Excel spreadsheet). Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  2. ^ BirdLife International. "Strix davidi". Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  3. ^ IUCN. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". Retrieved 2015-09-13.