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• Uva V., Päckert M., Cibois A., Fumagalli L. & Roulin A. 2018. Comprehensive molecular phylogeny of barn owls and relatives (Family: Tytonidae), and their six major Pleistocene radiations. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 125: 127-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.03.013


The owl family Tytonidae comprises two genera: Phodilus, limited to the forests of central Africa and South-East Asia, and the ubiquitous Tyto. The genus Tyto is majorly represented by the cosmopolitan Common Barn Owl group, with more than 30 subspecies worldwide. Discrete differences in body size and plumage colouration have led to the classification of this family into many species and subspecies, but the taxonomic status and phylogenetic relationships between taxa remain unclear, and in some groups controversial. Although several previous studies attempted to resolve this problem, they have been limited in their taxonomic and geographical coverage, or have relied on restricted molecular evidence and low sample sizes. Based on the most comprehensive sampling to date (16 out of 17 Tyto species, and one out of three Phodilus species), a multi-locus approach using seven mitochondrial and two nuclear markers, and taking advantage of field data and museum collections available worldwide, our main questions in this study were: 1) what are the phylogenetic relationships and classification status of the whole family; 2) when and where did the most important speciation events occur?. We confirm that the Common Barn Owl, Tyto alba is divided into three main evolutionary units: 1) the American Barn Owl, T. furcata; 2) the Western Barn Owl, T. alba; and 3) the Eastern Barn Owl, T. javanica, and suggest a Late Miocene (ca. 6 mya) Australasian and African origin of the group. Our results are supported by fossil age information, given that the most recent common ancestor between the Tytonidae genera Phodilus and Tyto was probably from the Oligocene (ca. 28 mya) of Australasia. We finally reveal six major Pleistocene radiations of Tyto, all resulting in wide-range distributions.


Alix B., Segovia Y. & García M. 2017. The structure of the retina of the Eurasian Eagle-owl and its relation to lifestyle. Avian Biology Research, 10: 36-44(9). DOI: 10.3184/175815617X14799886573147

Gaillard M., Scriba M. F. & Roulin A. 2017. Melanism is related to behavioural lateralization in nestling barn owls. Behavioural Processes. DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.05.006

 Moreno-Rueda G. 2017. Preen oil and bird fitness: a critical review of the evidence. Biological Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12324

• Nijman V. & Nekaris A.-I. K. 2017. The Harry Potter effect: The rise in trade of owls as pets in Java and Bali, Indonesia. Global Ecology and Conservation, 11: 84-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2017.04.004

Penteriani V. & Delgado M. M. 2017. Living in the dark does not mean a blind life: bird and mammal visual communication in dim light. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 372: 20160064. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0064

Weger M. & Wagner H. 2017. Distribution of the characteristics of barbs and barbules on barn owl wing feathers. Journal of Anatomy. DOI: 10.1111/joa.12595

• Clark I. A., Daly C. A., Devenport W., Alexander W. N., Peake N., Jaworskic J. W. & Glegg S. 2016. Bio-inspired canopies for the reduction of roughness noise. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 385: 33-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2016.08.027

• León-Ortega M., Delgado M. M., Martínez J. E., Penteriani V. & Calvo J. F. 2016. Factors affecting survival in Mediterranean populations of the Eurasian eagle owl. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s10344-016-1036-7

• López-López P., García-Ripollés C., Giménez J. & Urios V. 2016. A Case of Predation of a Eurasian Eagle-Owl by a Bonelli’s Eagle. Journal of Raptor Research, 50: 422-424. DOI: 10.3356/JRR-16-26.1

• Milchev B. & Gruychev G. 2016. Successful breeding of a flightless female Eagle Owl Bubo bubo. Avian Biology Research, 9: 217-223. DOI: 10.3184/175815516X14725499175629

• Mueller A.-K., Chakarov N., Heseker H. & Krüger, O. 2016. Intraguild predation leads to cascading effects on habitat choice, behaviour and reproductive performance. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85: 774–784. DOI:10.1111/1365-2656.12493

• Roulin A. 2016. Shrews and moles are less often captured by European Barn Owls Tyto alba nowadays than 150 years ago. Bird Study, 63: 559-563. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2016.1240149

• Béziers P. & Roulin A. 2015. Double brooding and offspring desertion in the barn owl (Tyto alba). Journal of Avian Biology, 47: 235-244. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00800

• Campioni L., Delgado M. M. & Penteriani V. 2015. Pattern of repeatability in the movement behaviour of a long-lived territorial species, the eagle owl. Journal of Zoology, 298: 191-197. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12301

• Charter M., Izhaki I.,  Leshem Y., Meyrom K. & Roulin A. 2015. Relationship between diet and reproductive success in the Israeli barn owl. Journal of Arid Environments, 122: 59-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.06.011

• Charter M., Leshem Y., Izhaki I. & Roulin A. 2015. Pheomelanin-based colouration is correlated with indices of flying strategies in the Barn Owl. Journal of Ornithology, 156: 309-312. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-014-1129-6

• Doña J., Ruiz-Ruano F. J. & Jovabi R. 2015. DNA barcoding of Iberian Peninsula and North Africa Tawny Owls Strix aluco suggests the Strait of Gibraltar as an important barrier for phylogeography. Mitochondrial DNA, 14: 1-4. DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1089573

• Dreiss A. N., Ruppli A. C., Faller C. & Roulin A. 2015. Social rules govern vocal competition in the barn owl. Animal Behaviour, 102: 95-107. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.12.021

• Dreiss A. N., Séchaud R., Béziers P., Villain N., Genoud M., Almasi B., Jenni L. & Roulin A. 2015. Social huddling and physiological thermoregulation are related to melanism in the nocturnal barn owl. Oecologia, 180: 371-381. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3491-3

• Fedriani J. M., Garrote P. J., Delgado M. M. & Penteriani V. 2015. Subtle Gardeners: Inland Predators Enrich Local Topsoils and Enhance Plant Growth. PLoS ONE, 10: e0138273. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138273

• Kirwan G. M., Schweizer M. & Copete J. L. 2015. Multiple lines of evidence confirm that Hume’s Owl Strix butleri (A. O. Hume, 1878) is two species, with description of an unnamed species (Aves: Non-Passeriformes: Strigidae). Zootaxa, 3904: 28-50.

• Mori E. & Bertolino S. 2015. Feeding ecology of Long-eared Owls in winter: An urban perspective. Bird Study, 62: 257-261. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1013522

• Robb M. S., Sangster G., Aliabadian M., van den Berg A. B., Constantine M., Irestedt M., Khani A., Musavi S. B., Nunes J. M. G., Willson M. S. & Walsh A. J. 2015. The rediscovery of Strix butleri (Hume, 1878) in Oman and Iran, with molecular resolution of the identity of Strix omanensis Robb, van den Berg and Constantine, 2013. Avian Research, 7: 7. DOI: 10.1186/s40657-016-0043-4

• Roulin A. 2015. Spatial variation in the decline of European birds as shown by the Barn Owl Tyto alba diet. Bird Study, 62: 271-275. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1012043

• Roulin A., Monstiers B., Ifrid E., Silva A., Genzoni E. & Dreiss A. N. 2015. Reciprocal preening and food sharing in colour polymorphic nestling barn owls. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 380-394. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12793

• Salim H., Noor H. M., Hamid N. H., Omar D., Kasim A. & Abidin C. M. 2015. The effects of rodenticide residues deposited in eggs of Tyto alba to eggshell thickness. Sains Malaysiana, 44: 559–564.

• Tobajas J., Fernandez-de-Simon J., Díaz-Ruiz F., Villafuerte R. & Ferreras P. 2015. Functional responses to changes in rabbit abundance: Is the eagle owl a generalist or a specialist predator? European Journal of Wildlife Research, 62: 85-92. DOI: 10.1007/s10344-015-0976-7

• Chausson A., Henry I., Ducret B., Almasi B. & Roulin A. 2014. Tawny Owl Strix aluco as an indicator of Barn Owl Tyto alba breeding biology and the effect of winter severity on Barn Owl reproduction. Ibis, 156: 433-441. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12148

• Dreiss A. N. & Roulin A. 2014. Divorce in the barn owl: Securing a compatible or better mate entails the cost of re-pairing with a less ornamented female mate. Journal of Evolutionary Biology,  27: 1114-1124. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12402

• Dreiss A. N., Ruppli C. A. & Roulin A. 2014. Individual vocal signatures in barn owl nestlings: Does individual recognition have an adaptive role in sibling vocal competition? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 63-75. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12277

• Martin J. R. & Mikkola H. 2014. The Changing Face of Britain’s Tawny Owls. British Wildlife, 25: 391-399.

• Moria E., Menchettib M. & Dartorac F. 2014. Evidence of carrion consumption behaviour in the long-eared owl Asio otus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae).  Italian Journal of Zoology, 81: 471-475. DOI: 10.1080/11250003.2014.920928

• Penteriani V., Delgado M. M., Kuparinen A., Saurola P., Valkama J., Salo E., Toivola E., Aebischer A. & Arletazz R. 2014. Bright moonlight triggers natal dispersal departures. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68: 743-747. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-014-1687-x

• Penteriani V., Delgado M. M., Stigliano R., Campioni L. & Sánchez M. 2014. Owl dusk chorus is related to the quality of individuals and nest-sites. Ibis, 156: 892-895. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12178

• Scriba M. F., Rattenborg N. C., Dreiss A. N., Vyssotski A. L. & Roulin A. 2014. Sleep and vigilance linked to melanism in wild barn owls. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 2057-2068. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12450

• Chausson A., Henry I., Almas B. & Roulin A. 2013. Barn Owl (Tyto alba) breeding biology in relation to breeding season climate. Journal of Ornithology, 155: 273-281. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-013-1012-x

• Henry I., Antoniazza S., Dubey S., Simon C., Waldvogel C., Burri R. & Roulin A. 2013. Multiple Paternity in Polyandrous Barn Owls (Tyto alba). PLoS ONE, 8: e80112. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080112

• Calladine J., du Feu C. & du Feu R. 2012. Changing migration patterns of the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus in Europe: an analysis of ringing recoveries. Journal of Ornithology, 153: 691-698. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-011-0786-y

•  Qninba A., Khayya M. L., El Bella T., Samlali M. L., M’himdate H., Radi M., El Idrissi & Essougrati A. 2012. Hivernage du Hibou des marais Asio flammeus dans le Sahara atlantique marocain. Alauda, 80: 237-238.

• Rando J. C., Pieper H., Alcover J. A. & Olson S. L. 2012. A new species of extinct fossil scops owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae: Otus) from the Archipelago of Madeira (North Atlantic Ocean). Zootaxa, 3182: 29-42. ISSN: 1175-5326

• Roulin A., da Silva A. & Ruppli C. A. 2012. Dominant nestlings displaying female-like melanin coloration behave altruistically in the barn owl. Animal Behaviour, 84: 1229-1236.

• Alonso R., Orejas P., Lopes F. & Sanz C. 2011. Entrenamiento antes de la liberación en mochuelos europeos Athene noctua para evitar su depredación. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 34: 389-393.

• Dreiss A., Henry I., Ruppli C., Almasi B. & Roulin A. 2010. Darker eumelanic barn owls better withstand food depletion through resistance to food deprivation and lower apetite. Oecologia, 164: 65-71. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1680-7

• Delgado M. M., Penteriani V., Nams V. O. & Campioni L. 2009. Changes of movement patterns from early dispersal to settlement. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64: 35-43. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0815-5

• Hausmann L., von Campenhausen M., Endler F., Singheiser M. & Wagner H. 2009. Improvements of Sound Localization Abilities by the Facial Ruff of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) as Demonstrated by Virtual Ruff Removal. PLoS ONE, 4: e7721. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007721

• Martinez J. E., Gil F., Zuberogoitia I., Martinez J. A. & Calvo J. F. 2005.  First record of cooperative nesting in the eagle owl Bubo buboArdeola, 52: 351-353.

• Zuberogoitia I., Martínez J. A., Iraeta A., Azkona A. & Castillo I. 2004. Posible primera observación de doble cría en el Cárabo Común Strix aluco. Ardeola, 51: 437-439.

• Mátics R. & Hoffmann G. 2002. Location of the transition zone of the Barn Owl subspecies Tyto alba alba and Tyto alba guttata (Strigiformes: Tytonidae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 45: 245-250.

• Roulin A. 1999. Nonrandom pairing by male barn owls (Tyto alba) with respect to a female plumage trait. Behavioral Ecology, 10: 688-695. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/10.6.688