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Lesser Sooty-Owl

Tyto multipunctata Mathews, GM 1912

The lesser sooty owl is an owl that lives in the wet tropics region of Australia. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the greater sooty owl, Tyto tenebricosa, by some authors. The birds are then together commonly referred to as sooty owl. Like other birds of prey, the female is bigger than the male. The lesser sooty owl is part of the masked group of owls: an important part of the environment because they are efficient predators that keep down rodent populations. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Mathews, GM 1912

Reference:
   Novit. Zool. 18 (3) p.257

Protonym:
  Tyto tenebricosa multipunctata

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/22250#page/281/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  538B87C3F0E139FD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-538B87C3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/538B87C3


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555349

Geographic range:

  • Tyto multipunctata multipunctata: Rainforests of ne Australia (ne Queensland)
  • Tyto multipunctata arfaki: New Guinea and Yapen I.
English:
Lesser Sooty-Owl
Catalan:
Òliba cendrosa
Czech:
sova tečkovaná
Danish:
Plettet Slørugle
German:
Fleckenrußeule
Spanish:
Lechuza Moteada
Finnish:
pikkunokipöllö
French:
Effraie piquetée
Hungarian:
Kis kormos bagoly
Italian:
Barbagianni fuligginoso minore
Japanese (romaji):
himesusuiromenfukurou
Japanese:
ヒメススイロメンフクロウ
Lithuanian:
Pilkoji liepsnuotoji pelėda
Dutch:
Kleine Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian:
Fantomslørugle
Polish:
plomykówka falista
Russian:
Малая пепельная сипуха
Slovak:
plamienka bodkovaná
Swedish:
Mindre sottornuggla
Ukrainian:
Сипуха срібляста
Chinese:
小乌鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
小烏鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Lesser Sooty Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Lesser Sooty Owl ( Tyto multipunctata) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Azerbaijani: kiçik qara alabayquş
Catalan: Òliba cendrosa
Czech: sova tečkovaná
Danish: Plettet Slørugle
German: Fleckenrußeule
English: Lesser Sooty Owl, Lesser Sooty-Owl
Esperanto: Malgranda tenebra turstrigo
Spanish: Lechuza Moteada
Estonian: helves-loorkakk
Finnish: pikkunokipöllö
French: Effraie ombrée (piquetée), Effraie piquetée
Hungarian: Kis kormos bagoly
Italian: Barbagianni fuligginoso minore
Japanese (romaji): himesusuiromenfukurou
Japanese: ヒメススイロメンフクロウ
Scientific: Tyto multipunctata, Tyto tenebricosa multipunctata
Lithuanian: Pilkoji liepsnuotoji pelėda
Dutch: Kleine Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian: Fantomslørugle
Polish: plomykówka falista
Russian: Малая пепельная сипуха
Slovak: plamienka bodkovaná
Swedish: Mindre sottornuggla
Ukrainian: Сипуха срібляста
Chinese: 小乌鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 小烏鴞

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