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Mottled Owl

Ciccaba virgata (Cassin, 1849)

The Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata) is a medium-sized owl found from Mexico to Brazil and Argentina. The body has vertical bars on the chest and throat and white markings in the back. The eyes are dark and the head is round and they do not have ear tufts. It is 13 to 15 in (330 to 380 mm) in length. They are territorial and found in dry forests and jungles up to 7,500 feet (2,300 m) above sea level. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Ciccaba

Scientific:
  Ciccaba virgata

Citation:
  (Cassin, 1849)

Reference:
  Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 4(1848) p.124

Protonym:
  Syrnium virgatum

Avibase ID:
  192FC14D288B0F46

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/192FC14D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686689

Geographic range:

  • Ciccaba virgata virgata: E Panama to Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador; Trinidad
  • Ciccaba virgata squamulata: W Mexico (Sonora to Guerrero, Guanajuato and Morelos)
  • Ciccaba virgata tamaulipensis: NE Mexico (s Nuevo León and Tamaulipas)
  • Ciccaba virgata centralis: SE Mexico (Oaxaca and Veracruz) to w Panama
  • Ciccaba virgata superciliaris: N-central and ne Amazonian Brazil
  • Ciccaba virgata macconnelli: N South America (the Guianas)
  • Ciccaba virgata borelliana: E Paraguay to se Brazil and ne Argentina (Misiones)
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English:
Mottled Owl
Czech:
puštík proměnlivý
German:
Sprenkelkauz
Danish:
Spættet Natugle
Spanish:
Cárabo Café
Finnish:
viirumetsäpöllö
French:
Chouette mouchetée
Icelandic:
Skógarugla
Italian:
Allocco maculato
Japanese:
nanbeihinafukurou
Japanese:
ナンベイヒナフクロウ
Dutch:
Bonte Bosuil
Norwegian:
Demonugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Demonugle
Polish:
puszczyk pstry
Portuguese:
Coruja-de-bigodes
Portuguese (Brazil):
Coruja-do-mato
Russian:
Пятнистая циккаба
Slovak:
sova čiarková
Swedish:
brunstrimmig uggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-лісовик бура
Chinese:
点斑林鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chouette mouchetée ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chouette mouchetée ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
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):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
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):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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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:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
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):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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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 2.1:
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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 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Ciccaba virgata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Ciccaba virgata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ciccaba virgata [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Mottled Owl ( Strix virgata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Mottled Owl ( Ciccaba virgata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strix virgata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strix virgata [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: Gamarús cafè
Czech: puštík proměnlivý, Sovice proužkovaná
Danish: Spættet Natugle
German: Sprenkelkauz
English: American Wood Owl, Cassin's Owl, Cassin's Wood Owl, Mottled Owl, Mottled Wood Owl, Variable Wood Owl, Wood Owl
English (IOC): Mottled Owl
Spanish: buho café, Búho Café, Búho Moteado, Cárabo Café, Lechuza Café, Lechuza de Cola Larga, Lechuza estriada
Spanish (Argentine): Lechuza estriada
Spanish (Colombia): Búho Moteado
Spanish (Costa Rica): Lechuza café
Spanish (Ecuador): Búho Moteado
Spanish (Spain): Cárabo Café
Spanish (HBW): Mottled Owl
Spanish (Mexico): buho café, Búho Café
Spanish (Nicaragua): Cárabo Café
Spanish (Panama): Búho Moteado
Spanish (Peru): Búho Café
Spanish (Paraguay): Lechuza estriada
Spanish (Venezuela): Lechuza Chillona, Lechuza Colilarga
Estonian: välukakk
Finnish: Viirumetsäpöllö
French: Chouette mouchetée, Chouette striée
Guarani: Kavure guasu, Kavure-guasu
Hungarian: pettyegetett bagoly
Icelandic: Skógarugla
Italian: Allocco maculato, Civetta marezzata
Japanese: nambeihinafukurou, nanbeihinafukurou
Japanese: ナンベイヒナフクロウ
Scientific: Ciccaba virgata, Strix virgata, Strix virgata virgata, Syrnium virgatum
Lithuanian: Rusvapilvė pelėda
Dutch: Bonte Bosuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Demonugle
Norwegian: Demonugle
Polish: dżunglarka pstra, puszczyk pstry
Portuguese: Coruja-de-bigodes, coruja-do-mato, Coruja-do-mato (Coruja-de-bigodes), coruja-do-mato / coruja-de-bigodes, mocho-carijó
Portuguese (Brazil): coruja-de-bigodes, Coruja-do-mato, mocho-carijó
Portuguese (Portugal): Mottled Owl
Russian: Пестрая Сова, Пятнистая циккаба, Сова пестрая
Slovak: sova ciarkavá, sova čiarková
Serbian: Pirgasta šumska sova
Sranan: Owrukuku
Swedish: Brunstrimmig uggla
Turkish: Benekli Alaca Baykuş
Ukrainian: Сова-лісовик бура
Chinese: 斑叫鸮, 点斑林鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 斑叫鴞

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