Rome's wild owls

Rome's five wild owl species live mainly in parks, nature reserves and wooded areas around the city.

Mysterious but rarely seen, these nocturnal birds provide the capital with a vital rodent-control service.

The five species present in Rome are the Tawny Owl (Allocco), Scops Owl (Assiolo), Barn Owl (Barbagianni), Little Owl (Civetta) and Long-eared Owl (Gufo comune).