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For the character of the same name from the books and TV series, see Tawny Owl.
The Farthing Wood Owl
Scientific classification
Name Tawny Owl (species)
Kindgom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Strix
Species S. aluco
Genus Strix
Binomial name
Binomial Strix aluco
Binomial Authority (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tawny Owl Range

The Tawny Owl is a species of owl. Other than the Red Fox this is the only species that appears in all three seasons of the television series and all eight books.

Known Tawny OwlsEdit

Books and TV series
  • Tawny Owl (as Owl in the TV series)
  • Holly (as Hollow in the TV series)
Books Only
  • Owl (exact species unspecified)


Television Series
Main Species
Red FoxEuropean BadgerEuropean AdderCommon KestrelLeast WeaselTawny OwlGreat Blue HeronEuropean Green Toad
Recurring Species
European RabbitEuropean HareHumanStoatEuropean Mole
Other Species
Brown RatField VoleCommon PheasantGrey SquirrelEuropean HedgehogCommon LizardCommon NewtEdible FrogCat
One-Time Species
Common CarpCommon PikeBarn OwlEuropean OtterCarrion CrowEuropean Water Vole

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