Tawny Owl occurs in Europe, North Africa and Asia. The population is stable. The major threats are hunting (in Britain), pesticides, road accidents, collisions with power lines.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Strigiformes – owls
■ Family Strigidae – typical owls
■ Species Strix aluco – Tawny Owl