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Tawny or Maghreb Owl

Strix [aluco or mauritanica] (= Strix aluco) Linnaeus, C 1758

The tawny owl is commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia and North Africa, and has 11 recognized subspecies. It is a stocky, medium-sized owl, whose underparts are pale with dark streaks, and whose upper body may be either brown or grey. The tawny owl typically makes its nest in a tree hole where it can protect its eggs and young against potential predators. It is non-migratory and highly territorial: as a result, when young birds grow up and leave the parental nest, if they cannot find a vacant territory to claim as their own, they will often starve. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Strix
Scientific:
  Strix aluco


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.93

Protonym:
  Strix Aluco

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/764491


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  612B4380B3AF772A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-612B4380

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/612B4380


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555428

Geographic range:

  • Strix aluco aluco: N and e Europe to Ukraine, Crimea, Balkans and Black Sea
  • Strix aluco sylvatica: Britain, France, Iberia, s Italy, Greece, w and central Turkey
  • Strix aluco biddulphi: Pakistan and nw India
  • Strix aluco siberiae: Ural Mountains to w Siberia
  • Strix aluco willkonskii: NE Turkey, Caucasus and nw Iran to Turkmenistan
  • Strix aluco sanctinicolai: Zagros Mountains (ne Iraq and w Iran)
  • Strix aluco harmsi: Turkestan
  • Strix mauritanica: Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
  • Show more...
English:
Tawny or Maghreb Owl
French:
Chouette hulotte ou C. du Maghreb


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Tawny or Maghreb Owl ( Strix [aluco or mauritanica])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Tawny Owl ( Strix aluco) [version 1]
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):
Tawny or Maghreb Owl ( Strix [aluco or mauritanica])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Tawny Owl ( Strix aluco) [version 1]
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):
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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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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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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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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 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strix aluco [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Strix [aluco or nivicolum]

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Other synonyms

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Arabic: البومة السمراء, بومة سمراء
Asturian: Curuxu, Gárabu común
Azerbaijani: Boz yapalaqca
Belarusian: Кугакаўка шэрая, Шэрая кугакаўка
Bulgarian: Горска улулица
Breton: Ar gaouenn penn tev
Catalan: Gamarús, Gamarús euroasiàtic
Montenegrin: šumska sova
Czech: puštík obecný
Welsh: Tylluan frech
Danish: Natugle
German: Waldkauz
Greek: Χουχουριστής
English: Eurasian tawny owl, Tawny or Maghreb Owl, Tawny Owl, Tawny wood owl
English, HBW: Tawny Owl
English (IOC): Tawny Owl, Tawny/Maghreb Owl
English (United States): Tawny Owl
Esperanto: arbarstrigo
Spanish: Cárabo Común
Spanish (Spain): Cárabo Común
Spanish (HBW): Cárabo común
Estonian: Kodukakk
Basque: Urubi arrunta, Urubia
Persian: جغد جنگلی
Finnish: lehtopöllö
Faroese: Músagjóð
French: Chouette hulotte, Chouette hulotte ou C. du Maghreb
Frisian: wâldûle
Irish: avelaiona
Gaelic: Cailleach-Oidhche
Galician: Avelaiona, Avelaiona común
Hebrew: לילית, לילית מצויה
Croatian: Šumska sova
Hungarian: Macskabagoly
Armenian: Անտառաբու
Icelandic: Náttugla
Italian: Allocco, Allocco comune
Japanese (romaji): mori fukurō, morifukurou
Japanese: モリフクロウ
Japanese (Kanji): 森梟
Georgian: ბუ, ტყის ბუ
Kazakh: Кәдімгі жапалақ
Korean: 올빼미
Korean (Transliteration): olppaemi
Cornish: Perthuan
Scientific: Strix [aluco or mauritanica], Strix aluco, Strix aluco aluco
Luxembourgish: Bëschkauz
Lithuanian: namine peleda, Naminė pelėda
Latvian: meža puce, Meža pūce
Macedonian: Шумски (Обичен) був
Moldavian: Huhurez de pădure, Huhurez mic
Dutch: Bosuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kattugle
Norwegian: Kattugle
Polish: puszczyk, puszczyk (zwyczajny), puszczyk zwyczajny
Pinyin: huī lín-xiāo, mù xiāo, sēn xiāo
Portuguese: Coruja-do-mato
Portuguese (Brazil): Tawny Owl
Portuguese (Portugal): Coruja-do-mato
Romansh: Tschuetta
Romanian: huhurez, Huhurez mic
Russian: Cерая неясыть, Неясыть обыкновенная серая, Неясыть серая, Обыкновенная неясыть, Серая неясыть
Slovak: sova lesná, sova obyčajná
Slovenian: lesna sova
Albanian: Kukuvajka e pyjeve
Serbian: šumska sova
Swedish: Kattuggla
Turkmen: alaca baykuş
Turkish: Alaca Baykuş
Ukrainian: Сіра сова, Сова сіра
Vietnamese: Chim Hù nivicon, Chim Hù xám
Chinese: 木鸮, 森鸮, 灰林鸮, 西灰林鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 木鴞, 森鴞, 灰林鴞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰林鴞
Chinese (Taiwan): 灰林鸮

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