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Tawny Owl

Strix aluco Linnaeus, 1758

The Tawny Owl or Brown Owl (Strix aluco) is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia. Its underparts are pale with dark streaks, and the upperparts are either brown or grey. Several of the eleven recognised subspecies have both variants. The nest is typically in a tree hole where it can protect its eggs and young against potential predators. This owl is non-migratory and highly territorial. Many young birds starve if they cannot find a vacant territory once parental care ceases. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Strix

Scientific:
  Strix aluco

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.93

Protonym:
  Strix Aluco

Avibase ID:
  612B4380B3AF772A

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 aluco mauritanica: Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
  • Show more...
English:
Tawny Owl
Czech:
puštík obecný
German:
Waldkauz
Danish:
Natugle
Spanish:
Cárabo Común
Finnish:
lehtopöllö
French:
Chouette hulotte
Icelandic:
Náttugla
Italian:
Allocco
Japanese:
morifukurou
Japanese:
モリフクロウ
Dutch:
Bosuil
Norwegian:
Kattugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kattugle
Polish:
puszczyk zwyczajny
Portuguese:
Coruja-do-mato
Portuguese (Brazil):
Tawny Owl
Russian:
Серая неясыть
Slovak:
sova lesná
Swedish:
kattuggla
Ukrainian:
Сіра сова
Chinese:
灰林鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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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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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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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 2019:
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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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Strix [aluco or nivicolum] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Arabic: البومة السمراء
Asturian: Curuxu
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 Owl, Tawny wood owl
English (IOC): Tawny Owl
Esperanto: arbarstrigo
Spanish: Cárabo Común
Spanish (Spain): Cárabo Común
Spanish (HBW): Cárabo común
Estonian: Kodukakk
Basque: Urubia
Persian: جغد جنگلی
Finnish: lehtopöllö
Faroese: Músagjóð
French: Chouette hulotte
Frisian: wâldûle
Irish: avelaiona
Gaelic: Cailleach-Oidhche
Galician: Avelaiona
Hebrew: לילית, לילית מצויה
Croatian: Šumska sova
Hungarian: Macskabagoly
Armenian: Անտառաբու
Icelandic: Náttugla
Italian: Allocco, Allocco comune
Japanese: 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, 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
Sindhi: ػٲي ػىڂڄي
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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