Ashy-faced Owl

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Original source: John Greenaway from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Author: John Greenaway from Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Ashy-faced Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops) is a species of owl in the Tytonidae family. It is found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Tyto glaucops. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

The Ashy-faced Owls have bred, not once, but twice this year. The first two babies hatched were a boy and a girl, then four months another boy was hatched. This was so impressive that it was reported in the International Owl Society magazine for September 2008. More

The Ashy-faced Owl is similar in size and appearance to the North American Barn Owl, but overall darker, grayer, and with a distinctly ashy-gray facial disk. It was once thought to be a subspecies of the Barn Owl, but is now recognized as a separate species endemic to the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). More

ZOODOM, some Ashy-faced owls have been already sent to Europe to improve the number of breeding pairs and to involve other institutions as well. During May 2004 the ZOODOM,in accordance with the agreement signed with S.C.R.O. and the Government of the Dominican Republic, has sent to M.B.C. ,which already owned one male,a female Tyto glaucops on breeding loan. The Monticello Breeding and Conservation Center for Owls has been chosen,as S.C.R.O. More

For an extra £10 you can adopt a pair of Ashy-faced Owls at the centre: please make sure to choose which level of adoption you would like by using the drop down menu. Price:£30. More

Here are details of the ashy-faced owls we have at the sanctuary: Ashy-faced owls Name Sex Hatched Status Spring Female Unknown Breeding owl Ash Male Unknown Breeding owl Fernando Male Unknown Aviary owl Autumn More

Ashy-faced Owls Tyto glaucops - Picture 1 of 1 in glaucops Photographer: Pierre de Chabannes All images subject to More

Ashy-Faced Owl (Tyto glaucops) is similar in size and appearance to the American Barn Owl, but overall darker, grayer, and with a distinctly ashy-gray facial disk. The size ranges from 26-43cm, and weighs 200-400g. Ashy-Faced Owl resides on open woodland, forest, scrub and often around towns and villages. They prey primarily on small mammals and birds, but also hunt tree frogs and lizards. More

Ashy-faced Owls, Dominican Republic, Los Haitises 2009-09-12 © Bjorn Anderson Only after checking the pix, I discovered the second individual :-) Ashy-faced Owls - Ashy-faced Owl, Dominican Republic, Monte Plata march 2004 © Leo Boon More pictures at: www.cursorius. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Tytonidae
Genus : Tyto
Species : glaucops
Authority : (Kaup, 1852)