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Rufous Owl

Ninox rufa (Gould, 1846)

The Rufous Owl (Ninox rufa), also known as Rufous Boobook, is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It was first classified in 1846 by John Gould, an English ornithologist. Ninox rufa’s common name reflects the rufous-coloured feathers that these owls are covered with in adulthood. While it is a rather uncommon species of owl, Ninox rufa has a wide range of habitats including Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Ninox

Scientific:
  Ninox rufa

Citation:
  (Gould, 1846)

Reference:
  PZS Pt14 no.156 p.18

Protonym:
  Athene rufa

Avibase ID:
  0A4EC595481997BD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0A4EC595

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555475

Geographic range:

  • Ninox rufa rufa: Coastal n Australia (Kimberleys and n Northern Territory)
  • Ninox rufa humeralis: New Guinea, Aru Islands and Waigeo I.
  • Ninox rufa meesi: Coastal Cape York Pen. south to Endeavor R. and Mitchell R.
  • Ninox rufa queenslandica: Coastal e Queensland (Endeavour River to Rockhamton)
English:
Rufous Owl
Czech:
sovka ryšavá
German:
Rostkauz
Danish:
Rødbrun Høgeugle
Spanish:
Nínox Rojizo
Finnish:
raitahaukkapöllö
French:
Ninoxe rousse
Icelandic:
Flekkugla
Italian:
Gufastore rossiccio
Japanese:
akachaaobazuku
Japanese:
アカチャアオバズク
Dutch:
Rosse Valkuil
Norwegian:
Rustfalkugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Rustfalkugle
Polish:
sowica maskowa
Portuguese:
Coruja-ruiva
Russian:
Минданаосская иглоногая сова
Slovak:
sovka hrdzavá
Swedish:
rödbrun spökuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-голконіг руда
Chinese:
棕鹰鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Ninoxe rousse ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Ninoxe rousse ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Rufous Hawk Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Rufous Hawk Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rufous Boobook ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Rufous Boobook ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Ninox rufa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Ninox rufa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ninox rufa [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Rufous Owl ( Ninox rufa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ninox rufa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ninox rufa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Nínox rogenc
Czech: Sovka ryšavá
Danish: Rødbrun Høgeugle
German: Rostkauz, Roter Buschkauz
English: Barred Papuan Owl, Brown Papuan Owl, Rufous Boobook, Rufous Hawk Owl, Rufous Hawk-Owl, Rufous Owl
English (IOC): Rufous Owl
Spanish: Lechuza Gavilana Rojiza, Nínox Rojizo
Spanish (Spain): Nínox Rojizo
Spanish (HBW): Rufous Owl
Estonian: viir-haugaskakk
Finnish: Raitahaukkapöllö
French: Chouette rouge, Ninoxe rousse
Hungarian: rozsdás héjabagoly, Vörös bagoly
Indonesian: Punggok merah, Pungguk Merah
Icelandic: Flekkugla
Italian: Civetta sparviero rossiccia, Gufastore rossiccio
Japanese: akachaaobazuku
Japanese: アカチャアオバズク
Scientific: Athene rufa, Ninox rufa, Ninox rufa rufa
Lithuanian: Raudonoji krūminė pelėdikė, Rausvoji pelėdikė, Rusvoji aštrianagė pelėda
Dutch: Rosse Valkuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Rustfalkugle
Norwegian: Rustfalkugle
Polish: sowica maskowa
Portuguese: Coruja-ruiva
Russian: Минданаосская иглоногая сова, Рыжая Иглоногая Сова, Сова рыжая иглоногая
Slovak: sovka hrdzavá
Swedish: Rödbrun spökuggla
Turkish: Kızıl Ninoks
Ukrainian: Сова-голконіг руда
Chinese: 棕鹰鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 棕鷹鴞

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