Barn Owl - My Inner Owl

All the different types of owls

Find detailed descriptions of all owl species with photos and sounds (where available). There are over 200 different owls divided into two families; the barn owl family, Tytonidae and the true (or typical) owl family, Strigidae.

Many owls are known by multiple names. For example; The Hoot Owl is also known as a Tiger Owl, but since most people call it Great Horned Owl, this is what we have chosen for the menu down below.

If you are looking for an owl and cannot find it on this page, we suggest you use the search bar in the upper menu instead. Enjoy!

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The Barn Owl Family

Tytonidae Owls

African Grass Owl
Ashy-Faced Owl
Australian Masked Owl
Barn Owl
Congo Bay Owl
Eastern Grass Owl
Golden Masked Owl
Greater Sooty Owl
Lesser Sooty Owl
Minahassa Masked Owl
Oriental Bay Owl
Red Owl
Seram Masked Owl
Sri Lanka Bay Owl
Sulawesi Masked Owl
Taliabu Masked Owl

The True Owl Family

Strigidae Owls

Abyssinian Owl
African Barred Owlet
African Scops Owl
African Wood Owl
Akun Eagle Owl
Albertine Owlet
Amazonian Pygmy Owl
Andaman Hawk Owl
Andaman Scops Owl
Andean Pygmy Owl
Anjouan Scops Owl
Annobón Scops Owl
Arabian Scops Owl
Asian Barred Owlet
Austral Pygmy Owl
Australian Boobook
Baja Pygmy Owl
Balsas Screech Owl
Band-Bellied Owl
Bare-Legged Screech Owl
Bare-Shanked Screech Owl
Barking Owl
Barred Eagle Owl
Barred Owl
Bearded Screech Owl
Biak Scops Owl
Black-and-White Owl
Black-Banded Owl
Black-Capped Screech Owl
Blakiston’s Eagle Owl
Boreal Owl
Brown Hawk Owl
Brown Fish Owl
Brown Wood Owl
Buff-Fronted Owl
Buffy Fish Owl
Burrowing Owl
Buru Boobook
Camiguin Boobook
Cape Eagle Owl
Cebu Boobook
Central American Pygmy Owl
Chaco Owl
Chestnut Owlet
Chocolate Boobook
Christmas Boobook
Cinnabar Boobook
Cinnamon Screech Owl
Cloud-Forest Pygmy Owl
Cloud-Forest Screech Owl
Colima Pygmy Owl
Collared Owlet
Collared Scops Owl
Colombian Screech Owl
Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
Crested Owl
Cuban Pygmy Owl
Desert Tawny Owl
Dusky Eagle Owl
East Brazilian Pygmy Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Elegant Scops Owl
Elf Owl
Enggano Scops Owl
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Eurasian Pygmy Owl
Eurasian Scops Owl
Everett’s Scops Owl
Fearful Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Flammulated Owl
Flores Scops Owl
Forest Owlet
Fraser’s Eagle Owl
Fulvous Owl
Giant Scops Owl
Grand Comoro Scops Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Horned Owl
Greyish Eagle Owl
Guatemalan Pygmy Owl
Guatemalan Screech Owl
Halmahera Boobook
Himalayan Owl
Hume’s Hawk Owl
Indian Eagle Owl
Indian Scops Owl
Jamaican Owl
Japanese Scops Owl
Javan Owlet
Javan Scops Owl
Jungle Owlet
Koepcke’s Screech Owl
Lesser Horned Owl
Little Sumba Hawk Owl
Little Owl
Long-Eared Owl
Long-Tufted Screech Owl
Long-Whiskered Owlet
Luzon Hawk Owl
Luzon Scops Owl
Madagascar Owl
Maned Owl
Mantanani Scops Owl
Manus Boobook
Marsh Owl
Mayotte Scops Owl
Mentawai Scops Owl
Mindanao Hawk Owl
Mindanao Scops Owl
Mindoro Hawk Owl
Mindoro Scops Owl
Moheli Scops Owl
Moluccan Scops Owl
Morepork
Mottled Owl
Mottled Wood Owl
Mountain Scops owl
Negros Scops Owl
New Britain Boobook
New Ireland Boobook
Nicobar Scops Owl
Northern Boobook
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern pygmy owl
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Northern White-Faced Owl
Ochre-Bellied Boobook
Omani Owl
Oriental Scops Owl
Pacific Pygmy Owl
Pacific Screech Owl
Palau Owl
Palawan Scops Owl
Pallid Scops Owl
Papuan Boobook
Pearl-Spotted Owlet
Pel’s Fishing Owl
Pemba Scops Owl
Pernambuco Pygmy Owl
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Philippine Eagle Owl
Philippine Scops Owl
Powerful Owl
Puerto Rican Screech Owl
Rainforest Scops Owl
Rajah Scops Owl
Red-Chested Owlet
Reddish Scops Owl
Rinjani Scops Owl
Romblon Hawk Owl
Rufescent Screech Owl
Rufous Fishing Owl
Rufous Owl
Rufous-Banded Owl
Rufous-Legged Owl
Rusty-Barred Owl
Sandy Scops Owl
Sangihe Scops Owl
São Tomé Scops Owl
Seram Boobook
Serendib Scops Owl
Seychelles Scops Owl
Shelley’s Eagle Owl
Short-Eared Owl
Siau Scops Owl
Simeulue Scops Owl
Sjöstedt’s Barred Owlet
Snowy Owl
Socotra Scops Owl
Sokoke Scops Owl
Solomons Boobook
Southern White-Faced Owl
Speckled Boobook
Spectacled Owl
Spot-Bellied Eagle Owl
Spotted Eagle Owl
Spotted Owl
Spotted Owlet
Spotted Wood Owl
Striped Owl
Stygian Owl
Subtropical Pygmy Owl
Sulu Hawk Owl
Sula Scops Owl
Sulawesi Scops Owl
Sumba Boobook
Sunda Scops Owl
Tamaulipas Pygmy Owl
Tanimbar Boobook
Tasmanian Spotted Owl
Tawny Fish Owl
Tawny Owl
Tawny-Bellied Screech Owl
Tawny-Browed Owl
Togian Boobook
Tropical Screech Owl
Tucuman Pygmy Owl
Unspotted Saw-Whet Owl
Ural Owl
Vermiculated Fishing Owl
Vermiculated Screech Owl
Verreaux’s Eagle Owl
Wallace’s Scops Owl
West Peruvian Screech Owl
Western Screech Owl
Whiskered Screech Owl
White-Browed Owl
White-Fronted Scops Owl
White-Throated Screech Owl
Yungas Pygmy Owl
Yungas Screech Owl