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Powerful Owl

Ninox strenua (Gould, 1838)

The powerful owl, a species of owl native to south-eastern and eastern Australia, is the largest owl on the continent. It is found in coastal areas and in the Great Dividing Range, rarely more than 200 km (120 mi) inland. The IUCNRed List of Threatened Species also refers to this species as the powerful boobook. An apex predator in its narrow distribution, powerful owls are often opportunists, like most predators, but generally are dedicated to hunting arboreal mammals, in particular small to medium-sized marsupials. Such prey can comprise about three-quarters of their diet. Generally, this species lives in primary forests with tall, native trees, but can show some habitat flexibility when not nesting. The powerful owl is a typically territorial raptorial bird that maintains a large home range and has long intervals between egg-laying and hatching of clutches. Also, like many types of raptorial birds, they must survive a long stretch to independence in young owls after fledging. Unlike most raptorial birds, however, male powerful owls are larger and stronger than females, so the male takes the dominant position in the mating pair, which extends to food distribution. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Ninox
Scientific:
  Ninox strenua


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, 1838)

Reference:
  Syn.BirdsAustr. pl.47 fig.2

Protonym:
  Athene ? strenua

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47441672


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2DF7793A341CF7C9

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2DF7793A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2DF7793A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555476

Geographic range:

  • Ninox strenua: E Australia (se Queensland to Victoria and se South Australia)
English:
Powerful Owl
Catalan:
Nínox gros
Czech:
sovka statná
Danish:
Stor Høgeugle
German:
Riesenkauz
Spanish:
Nínox Robusto
Spanish (Spain):
Nínox Robusto
Finnish:
isohaukkapöllö
French:
Ninoxe puissante
Croatian:
velika ćukuša
Hungarian:
nagy héjabagoly
Italian:
Gufastore possente
Japanese (romaji):
oniaobazuku
Japanese:
オニアオバズク
Lithuanian:
Didingoji aštrianagė pelėda
Dutch:
Grote Valkuil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Våkugle
Norwegian:
Våkugle
Polish:
sowica wielka
Portuguese:
Coruja-gavião-poderosa 
Russian:
Гигантская иглоногая сова
Slovak:
sovka veľká
Serbian:
Moćni bubuk
Swedish:
större spökuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-голконіг гігантська
Chinese:
猛鹰鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
猛鷹鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Ninoxe puissante ( Ninox strenua)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Ninoxe puissante ( Ninox strenua)
Clements 1st edition:
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 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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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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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 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 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:
Powerful Boobook ( Ninox strenua)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Powerful Boobook ( Ninox strenua)
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 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Ninox strenua
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ninox strenua
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ninox strenua
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Powerful Owl ( Ninox strenua)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ninox strenua
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ninox strenua

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: nəhəng iynəayaq bayquş
Catalan: Nínox gros
Czech: Sovka statná
Danish: Stor Høgeugle
German: Riesenkauz
English: Eagle Owl, Great hawk owl, Great Scrub-Owl, Powerful Boobook, Powerful Owl
English, HBW: Powerful Owl
English (IOC): Powerful Owl
English (United States): Powerful Owl
Spanish: Lechuza Gavilana Poderoza, Nínox Robusto
Spanish (Spain): Nínox Robusto
Spanish (HBW): Powerful Owl
Estonian: suur-haugaskakk
Finnish: Isohaukkapöllö
French: Chouette géante, Ninoxe puissante
Croatian: velika ćukuša
Hungarian: Hatalmas bagoly, nagy héjabagoly
Italian: Civetta reale australiana, Gufastore possente
Japanese (romaji): oniaobazuku
Japanese: オニアオバズク
Scientific: Athene ? strenua, Athene strenua, Ninox strenua, Ninox strenua victoriae
Lithuanian: Didingoji aštrianagė pelėda, Pelėdikė milžinė
Dutch: Grote Valkuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Våkugle
Norwegian: Våkugle
Polish: sowica wielka
Portuguese: Coruja-gavião-poderosa 
Portuguese (Portugal): coruja-gavião-poderosa
Russian: Большая Ястребиная Сова, Гигантская иглоногая сова, Сова большая иглоногая
Slovak: sovka veľká
Serbian: Moćni bubuk
Swedish: Större spökuggla
Turkish: Büyük bubuk, Büyük Ninoks
Ukrainian: Сова-голконіг гігантська
Chinese: 猛鹰鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 猛鷹鴞

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