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Laughing Owl

Sceloglaux albifacies (Gray, GR, 1844)

The Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), also known as Whēkau or the White-faced Owl, was an endemic owl found in New Zealand in 1840, but is now extinct. It was plentiful when European settlers arrived in New Zealand. Specimens were sent to the British Museum, where a scientific description was published in 1845. The species belongs to the monotypic genus Sceloglaux ("scoundrel owl", probably because of the mischievous-sounding calls). Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Sceloglaux

Scientific:
  Sceloglaux albifacies

Citation:
  (Gray, GR, 1844)

Reference:
  Voy.ErebusTerror 1 Birds p.2 pl.1

Protonym:
  Athene albifacies

Avibase ID:
  1F14F0A8F84432B2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1F14F0A8

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555494


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Sceloglaux albifacies: Formerly New Zealand. Extinct; last reported 1970
English:
Laughing Owl
Czech:
sovka bělolící
German:
Lachkauz
Danish:
Latterugle
Spanish:
Nínox Reidor
Finnish:
kirkupöllö
French:
Ninoxe rieuse
Icelandic:
Hraukugla
Italian:
Gufastore sghignazzante
Japanese:
waraifukurou
Japanese:
ワライフクロウ
Dutch:
Lachuil
Norwegian:
Latterugle
Polish:
sowica bialolica
Portuguese:
Mocho-risonho
Russian:
Смеющаяся сова
Slovak:
sovka smejivá
Swedish:
skrattuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова новозеландська
Chinese:
笑鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [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:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Ninoxe rieuse ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Ninoxe rieuse ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
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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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:
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eBird version 2019:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-faced Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-faced Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
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):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
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:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Sceloglaux albifacies [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Sceloglaux albifacies [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Sceloglaux albifacies [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Laughing Owl ( Sceloglaux albifacies) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sceloglaux albifacies [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sceloglaux albifacies [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Nínox rialler
Czech: Sovka belolící, sovka bělolící
Danish: Latterugle
German: ?Lachkauz, Lachkauz, Weißwangenkauz
English: Laughing Owl, Whekau, White-faced Owl
English (IOC): Laughing Owl
Spanish: Nínox Reidor
Spanish (Spain): Nínox reidor
Spanish (HBW): Laughing Owl
Estonian: naerukakk
Finnish: Kirkupöllö
French: Chouette à joues blanches, Ninoxe rieuse
Hungarian: kacagóbagoly
Icelandic: Hraukugla
Italian: Gufastore sghignazzante, Gufo facciabianca, Gufo sghignazzante
Japanese: waraifukurou
Japanese: ワライフクロウ
Scientific: Athene albifacies, Sceloglaux albifaces, Sceloglaux albifacies, Sceloglaux albifacies albifacies
Lithuanian: Linksmoji kvatoklė
Maori: Whekau
Dutch: Lachuil
Norwegian: Latterugle
Polish: sowica bialolica, sowica białolica
Portuguese: Mocho-risonho
Russian: белолицая, Смеющаяся сова, Сова новозеландская хохочущая, Хохочущая сова
Slovak: sovka smejivá
Serbian: Sova smejačica
Swedish: Skrattuggla
Ukrainian: Сова новозеландська
Chinese: 笑鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 笑鴞, 笑鴞 1980滅絕?

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