from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The specific name of a kind of owl, Strix or Syrnium aluco, the European tawny owl.
  • noun A name of a genus of owls, now usually applied to the genus of barn-owls taken as typical of the family Aluconidæ. The common barn-owl of the old world is Aluco flammeus; that of America is A. pratincola. See cut under barn-owl.
  • noun A genus of gastropods.


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  • Typical tundra species are reindeer Rangifer tarandus, alpine willow-grouse Lagopus lagopus and Mongolian plover Charadrius mongolus; taiga species include brown bear Ursus arctos, wolverine Gulo gulo (VU), common otter Lutra lutra (VU), lynx Felis lynx (EN), wild boar Sus scrofa, Siberian elk (maral) Cervus elaphus songaricus, capercailzie Tetrao urogallus and tawny owl Strix aluco.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • Examples of endangered animals include Coregonus tugun, Grus leucogeranus, Strix aluco, and Castor fiber pohlei.

    West Siberian broadleaf and mixed forests

  • Patterns of bird bone fragmentary in pellets of the Tawny owl (Strix aluco) and the Eagle owl (Bubo bubo) and their taphonomic implications.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • I suppose some owls might eat stag beetles: the only own in the area is the Tawny owl Strix aluco.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • I suppose some owls might eat stag beetles: the only own in the area is the Tawny owl Strix aluco.

    What killed the stag beetles?

  • Under the trees of the driving-road fireflies are dancing; countrymen return in picturesque groups, with mules and children, from their work far afield; that little owl, the aluco, sits in the foliage overhead, repeating forever its plaintive note.


  • It may be the hooting or tawny owl (Syrnium aluco), which is common in Egypt and in many parts of Palestine.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • - Teaching a musical code to a parrot: Frequency discrimination and the concept of rhythm in a Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) - Interspecific territorial vocal activity of the Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) towards Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), sympatric owl competitor: A playback experiment



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