Asked in Nouns
Is snowy owl a proper noun?
No, the compound noun 'snowy owl' is a common noun, a general word for a type of bird. A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing; for example: Snowy Owl Drive, Silver Spring, MD Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, NH "Ookpik: The Travels of a Snowy Owl" by Bruce Hiscock ...
Asked in Leopards and Panthers, Owls, Taxonomy
What is the scientific name and common name for an owl?
There are many species of Owls, but the common name for Owls is Owls and the owls are in an order of birds called Strigiformes. Answer There are about 200 owl species. Examples of species with their scientific names are: Barn Owl Tyto alba Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis Wood Owl Strix woodfordi Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo africana Malay Fish Owl Ketupa ketupa ...