Strigiformes, commonly known as owls, are a group of birds characterized by their large eyes, hooked beaks, and powerful talons. They are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, deserts, and wetlands. Owls have a wide range of sizes, from the tiny elf owl to the large great gray owl. Lifespan varies from species to species, but most owls live between 10 and 20 years. The current population of Strigiformes is estimated to be between 200 and 600 million.
Name Origin: Strigiformes is a taxonomic order of birds that includes the owls. The name Strigiformes is derived from the Latin word strīx, meaning "owl". This name was chosen to reflect the nocturnal habits of the birds in this order.
Related Species: Tytonidae, Strigidae, Tyto alba, Athene noctua, Bubo bubo, Asio otus, Strix aluco