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  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Neognathae — the owls.


Latin strix ("channel") + -formes. (Wiktionary)


  • The birds are also unusual within the Owls (Strigiformes) in being sexually dimorphic in coloration, with the male being almost pure white, the female being heavily barred.


  • Molecular evolution and systematics of the owls (Strigiformes).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Loosely, to mean almost any bird of prey outside of the order Strigiformes (owls). - Business News

  • Strigiformes bear enlarged talons with comparatively low curvature on each digit, part of a suite of adaptations to increase constriction efficiency by maximising grip strength, indicative of specialisation on small prey.

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