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Tasmanian Boobook

Ninox leucopsis (Gould, J 1838)

The morepork, also called the ruru or Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl found throughout New Zealand and Tasmania. Described by Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1788, it was for many years considered to be the same species as the Australian boobook of mainland Australia until 1999. Its name is derived from its two-tone call. Four subspecies of the morepork are recognized, one of which is extinct and another that exists only as a hybrid population. The bird has almost 20 alternative common names, including mopoke and boobook—many of these names are onomatopoeic, as they emulate the bird's distinctive two-pitched call. Source: Wikipedia

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


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, J 1838)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London (1837), Pt5 no.58 p. 99

Protonym:
  Athene leucopsis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30570984


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2ED1B123B5AA1E8E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2ED1B123

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2ED1B123


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 687135

Geographic range:

  • Ninox leucopsis: Tasmania and islands in Bass Strait
English:
Tasmanian Boobook
Catalan:
Nínox de Tasmània
Danish:
Plettet Høgeugle
German:
Tasmankuckuckskauz
Spanish:
Nínox tasmano
Finnish:
tasmanianhaukkapöllö
French:
Ninoxe de Tasmanie
Croatian:
tasmanska ćukuša
Italian:
Civetta Bookbook tasmanica
Polish:
sowica tasmańska
Slovak:
sovka tasmánska
Chinese:
塔岛鹰鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
Clements, version 2022:
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Southern Boobook (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Southern Boobook (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Southern Boobook (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Southern Boobook (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Southern Boobook (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Morepork (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Morepork (Tasmanian) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis) [version 4]
eBird version 2022:
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Spotted Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 4]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Tasmanian Boobook ( Ninox leucopsis) [version 4]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ninox [novaeseelandiae or leucopsis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: Nínox de Tasmània
Danish: Plettet Høgeugle
German: Kuckuckskauz (leucopsis), Tasmanien Kuckuckskauz, Tasmankuckuckskauz
English: Australian Boobook, Morepork (Tasmanian), New Zealand boobook owl, New Zealand Morepork, Southern Boobook (Tasmanian), Spotted Boobook, Tasmanian Boobook, Tasmanian Owl, Tasmanian Spotted Owl
English, HBW: Tasmanian Boobook
English (IOC): Morepork (Tasmanian)
English (United States): Morepork (Tasmanian)
Spanish: Lechuza gavilana sureña tasmanica, Nínox Maorí (de Tasmania), Nínox tasmano
Spanish (Spain): Nínox Australiano (leucopsis), Nínox maorí (de Tasmania)
Spanish (HBW): Southern Boobook (Tasmanian)
Finnish: tasmanianhaukkapöllö
French: Ninoxe boubouk (de Tasmanie), Ninoxe boubouk (leucopsis), Ninoxe boubouk (Tasmanie), Ninoxe de Nouvelle-Zélande, Ninoxe de Tasmanie
Croatian: tasmanska ćukuša
Icelandic: Gaukugla (leucopsis)
Italian: Civetta Bookbook tasmanica
Japanese (romaji): nyu-ji-randoaobazuku (leucopsis)
Japanese: ニュージーランドアオバズク (leucopsis), ニュージーランドアオバズク(leucopsis)
Scientific: Athene leucopsis, Ninox boobook leucopsis, Ninox leucopsis, Ninox novaeseelandiae leucopsis, Noctua Maculata, Spiloglaux boobook clelandi, Spiloglaux novaeseelandiae tasmanica
Dutch: Soemba-valkuil (leucopsis)
Norwegian: boobookugle (leucopsis), nattsvermerugle (leucopsis)
Polish: sowica ciemnolica (leucopsis), sowica tasmanska, sowica tasmańska
Portuguese (Portugal): coruja-gavião-maori (leucopsis)
Russian: Кукушечья иглоногая сова (leucopsis)
Slovak: sovka tasmánska, sovka tasmánska (skup.)
Serbian: Južni bubuk (leucopsis), Tasmanijski bubuk
Swedish: nyazeelandspökuggla (leucopsis), nyzeeländsk spökuggla (leucopsis)
Turkish: Bubuk (leucopsis), Yeni Zelanda bubuğu (leucopsis)
Chinese: 塔岛鹰鸮

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