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Greater Sooty-Owl

Tyto tenebricosa (Gould, J 1845)

The greater sooty owl is a medium to large owl found in south-eastern Australia, Montane rainforests of New Guinea and have been seen on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait. They have a finely white spotted head with scattered white spots on the wings. The females are lighter colored than the males. The females' length is 37–43 cm and weighs 750-1200 g. The smaller male has a length of 37–43 cm and weighs 500-700 g. The wing length is 30–40 cm. The large dark eyes are set in a round large facial disk. The facial disk is dark gray-silver or sooty black and has a heavy black edge. The upper part of the owl is black to dark gray and the under part is lighter. The tail is short and the legs are feathered. The feet and talons are large. Their call is a piercing shriek which can last up to two seconds. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Tytonidae
Genus:
   Tyto
Scientific:
  Tyto tenebricosa


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, J 1845)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 1, 3 no.149 p. 80

Protonym:
  Strix tenebricosus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12862576


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  33BBB9AF3B30B7CE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-33BBB9AF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/33BBB9AF


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555348

Geographic range:

  • Tyto tenebricosa: Coastal e Australia (central Queensland to s Victoria)
English:
Greater Sooty-Owl
Catalan:
Òliba tenebrosa
Czech:
sova temná
Danish:
Plettet Slørugle
German:
Rußeule
Spanish:
Lechuza de Campanario Tenebroza
Finnish:
nokipöllö
French:
Effraie ombrée
Hungarian:
Kormos bagoly
Italian:
Barbagianni fuligginoso maggiore
Japanese (romaji):
himesusuiromenfukurou
Japanese:
ススイロメンフクロウ
Lithuanian:
Tamsioji liepsnuotoji pelėda
Dutch:
Kleine Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian:
Sotslørugle
Polish:
plomykówka przydymiona
Portuguese:
Coruja-sombria
Russian:
Чёрная сипуха
Slovak:
plamienka sadzová
Serbian:
Pepeljasta kukuvija
Swedish:
större sottornuggla
Ukrainian:
Сипуха темно-бура
Chinese:
乌草鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
烏鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater Sooty-Owl (nominate) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater Sooty-Owl (nominate) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
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. 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):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
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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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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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):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
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 3.1:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
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 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 9.1:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Azerbaijani: qara alabayquş
Catalan: Òliba tenebrosa
Czech: sova temná
Danish: Plettet Slørugle
German: Rußeule
English: Greater Sooty Owl, Greater Sooty-Owl, Greater Sooty-Owl (nominate)
Esperanto: Tenebra turstrigo
Spanish: Lechuza de Campanario Tenebroza
Estonian: helves-loorkakk, nõgi-loorkakk
Finnish: nokipöllö
French: Effraie ombrée, Effraie ombrée (nominal), Effraie ombrée (nominale), Effraie ombrée (race nominale), Effraie ombrée (tenebricosa)
Hungarian: Kormos bagoly
Indonesian: Serak Hitam
Italian: Barbagianni fuligginoso, Barbagianni fuligginoso maggiore
Japanese (romaji): himesusuiromenfukurou
Japanese: ススイロメンフクロウ
Kirghiz: кара шынаабаш
Scientific: Strix tenebricosus, Tyto tenebricosa, Tyto tenebricosa magna, Tyto tenebricosa multipunctata, Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa
Lithuanian: Tamsioji liepsnuotoji pelėda
Dutch: Kleine Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian: Sotslørugle
Polish: plomykówka przydymiona
Portuguese: Coruja-sombria
Russian: Чёрная сипуха
Slovak: plamienka sadzová
Serbian: Pepeljasta kukuvija
Swedish: större sottornuggla
Ukrainian: Сипуха темно-бура
Chinese: 乌草鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 烏鴞

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