Wood owls

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Wood owls
Rusty barred owl.jpg
Rusty-barred owl
Strix hylophila
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Order Strigiformes
Family Information
Family Strigidae
Sub-family Striginae
Genus Information
Genus Strix
Population statistics

Strix is a genus of the family Strigidae, consisting of eighteen species of medium to large owls, and commonly known as earless or wood owls.

Strix has its origins from the Latin striga, meaning "to furrow" or "to strike",[1] and was first used as a genus name for earless owls by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.