Little Owl

Little Owl


Literature Little Owl
[order] Strigiformes |

Little Owl determination[order] Strigiformes | [family] Strigidae | [latin] Athene noctua | [UK] Little Owl | [FR] Chevêche d’Athéna | [DE] Steinkauz | [ES] Mochuelo Europeo | [IT] Civetta comune | [NL] Steenuil

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Athene noctua somaliensis e Ethiopia and Somalia
  2. Athene noctua spilogastra e Sudan, Eritrea and ne Ethiopia
  3. Athene noctua saharae Morocco to w Egypt, c Arabia
  4. Athene noctua glaux coastal n Africa to sw Israel
  5. Athene noctua plumipes Mongolia, sc Siberia and ne China
  6. Athene noctua impasta wc China
  7. Athene noctua ludlowi Himalayas
  8. Athene noctua orientalis ne Kazakhstan, nw China
  9. Athene noctua bactriana Iraq and Azerbaijan to Pakistan and nw India
  10. Athene noctua lilith Cyprus, s Turkey to Iraq and the Sinai (Egypt)
  11. Athene noctua indigena Romania to Greece through Ukraine and Turkey east to s Russia
  12. Athene noctua noctua c, s and se Europe to nw Russia
  13. Athene noctua vidalii w Europe
  14. Athene noctua EU, AF widespread EU; n, ne AF


Effects of habitat loss on perceived and actual abundance of the Little Owl Athene noctua in eastern Spain.
Author(s): Martínez, J. A. & Zuberogoitia, I.
Abstract: […]. The aims of this study are: (1) to reveal habitat-abundance relationship between the traditional agro-pastoral complex of the coast of Alicante and the Little Owl over a decade and (2) to test whether habitat loss can modify Little Owl detecta..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 51(1), 2004, 215-219
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The monitoring of Little Owl Athene noctua
in Che?m (SE Poland) in 1998-2000

Author(s): I. Kitowski
Abstract: For many years in parts of Europe, Little
Owl Athene noctua populations have
declined, sometimes to extinction (Manez
1994, Genot et al. 1997). Little Owl has
also disappeared from territories in
Poland, particularly in the west where a
sharp p..[more]..
Source: ORNIS HUNGARICA 12-13: 1-2 (2003)
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Occupancy and abundance of Little Owl (Athene noctua) in an intensively managed forest area in Biscay
Author(s): J. Zabala, I. Zuberogoitia, J.A. Martínez-Climent, J.E. Martínez, A. Azkona
Abstract: We censused a population of Little Owls in Biscay (North Iberian Peninsula) using playback calls.We modelled their distribution using Geographic Information System (GIS), extracting data on land use and landscape composition in occupied and unoccupie..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 83:97-107. 2006
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Factors affecting the prevalence of blood parasites of Little Owls Athene noctua in southern Portugal
Author(s): R. Tomé, N. Santos, P. Cardia, N. Ferrand & E. Korpimäki
Abstract: We studied the relationships between occurrence of blood parasites and host traits in a wild population of Little Owls Athene noctua inMediterranean habitats of southern Portugal. Of 39 owls captured between February andAugust 1999, 16 (41.0%)were in..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 82:63-72. 2005
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All of Strigidae

  1. Boreal Owl
  2. Aegolius funereus
  1. Eagle owl
  2. Bubo bubo
  1. Eagle-Owl
  2. Bubo bubo
  1. Great Grey Owl
  2. Strix nebulosa
  1. Little Owl
  2. Athene noctua
  1. Long-eared Owl
  2. Asio otus
  1. Pygmy-Owl
  2. Glaucidium passerinum
  1. Scops-Owl
  2. Otus scops
  1. Short-eared Owl
  2. Asio flammeus
  1. Snowy Owl
  2. Nyctea scandiaca
  1. Tawny Owl
  2. Strix aluco
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