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Greater Sooty-Owl [incl. arfaki]

Tyto tenebricosa [incl. arfaki] (= Tyto tenebricosa) (Gould, 1845)

The Greater Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa), 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 gm. The male is smaller and length is 37–43 cm and weighs 500-700 gm. 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 (changing with age) and has a heavy black edge. The upper part of the owl is black to dark gray and the under part is lighter. Their call is a piercing shriek which can last up to two seconds. The tail is short and the legs are feathered. The feet and talons are large.
The Lesser Sooty Owl (T. multipunctata), is sometimes considered to be conspecific with this species, in which case they are then together referred to as Sooty Owls. It is substantially smaller and occurs in the wet tropics region of North Queensland, Australia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Tytonidae
Genus:
  Tyto

Scientific:
  Tyto tenebricosa

Citation:
  (Gould, 1845)

Reference:
  PZS Pt13 no.149 p.80

Protonym:
  Strix tenebricosus

Avibase ID:
  9900ACA980028539

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9900ACA9

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555348

Geographic range:

  • Tyto multipunctata arfaki: New Guinea and Yapen I.
  • Tyto tenebricosa: Coastal e Australia (central Queensland to s Victoria)
English:
Greater Sooty-Owl [incl. arfaki]
Czech:
sova temná
German:
Rußeule
Danish:
Sodfarvet Slørugle
Spanish:
Lechuza Tenebrosa
Finnish:
nokipöllö
French:
Effraie ombrée [incl. arfaki]
Italian:
Barbagianni fuligginoso maggiore
Japanese:
susuiromenfukurou
Japanese:
ススイロメンフクロウ
Dutch:
Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian:
Sotslørugle
Polish:
plomykówka przydymiona
Portuguese:
Coruja-sombria
Russian:
Чёрная сипуха
Slovak:
plamienka sadzová
Swedish:
större sottornuggla
Ukrainian:
Сипуха темно-бура
Chinese:
乌草鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater Sooty-Owl [incl. arfaki] ( Tyto tenebricosa [incl. arfaki])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater Sooty-Owl (incl. arfaki) ( Tyto tenebricosa (incl. arfaki))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater Sooty-Owl (incl. arfaki) ( Tyto tenebricosa (incl. arfaki))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater Sooty-Owl (incl. arfaki) ( Tyto tenebricosa (incl. arfaki))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater Sooty-Owl [incl. arfaki] ( Tyto tenebricosa [incl. arfaki])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater Sooty-Owl [incl. arfaki] ( Tyto tenebricosa [incl. arfaki])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Effraie ombrée ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Effraie ombrée ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 4th edition:
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Sooty Owl (Greater) ( Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
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):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Greater Sooty-owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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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 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
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:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Greater Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Greater Sooty-Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tyto tenebricosa [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata]

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Catalan: Òliba tenebrosa
Czech: Sova temná
Danish: Sodfarvet Slørugle
German: Rußeule, Ruß-Schleiereule
English: Black Owl, Dusky Barn-owl, Greater Sooty Owl, Greater Sooty-Owl, Greater Sooty-Owl (incl. arfaki), Greater Sooty-Owl [incl. arfaki], Sooty Owl, Sooty Owl (Greater)
English (IOC): Greater Sooty Owl
Spanish: Lechuza de Campanario Tenebroza, Lechuza Tenebrosa
Spanish (Spain): Lechuza tenebrosa (arfaki)
Spanish (HBW): Sooty Owl (Greater)
Estonian: nõgi-loorkakk
Finnish: Nokipöllö
French: Effraie géante, Effraie ombrée, Effraie ombrée (nominal), Effraie ombrée [incl. arfaki], Effraie ombrée [tenebricosa ou arfaki], Effraie suie
Hungarian: Kormos bagoly, kormos gyöngybagoly
Indonesian: Serak Hitam
Italian: Barbagianni fuligginoso, Barbagianni fuligginoso maggiore
Japanese: susuiromenfukurou, susuiromenfukurou (tenebricosa/arfaki)
Japanese: ススイロメンフクロウ, ススイロメンフクロウ (tenebricosa/arfaki)
Scientific: Strix tenebricosus, Tyto tenebricosa, Tyto tenebricosa (incl. arfaki), Tyto tenebricosa [incl. arfaki], Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa, Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki
Lithuanian: tamsioji liepsnotoji pelėda, Tamsioji liepsnuotoji pelėda
Dutch: Kleine Zwarte Kerkuil (tenebricosa/arfaki), Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian: Sotslørugle, sotslørugle (tenebricosa/arfaki)
Polish: plomykówka przydymiona, Płomykówka przydymiona
Portuguese: Coruja-sombria
Russian: Сипуха большая черная, Черная Сипуха, Чёрная сипуха
Slovak: plamienka sadzová
Serbian: Pepeljasta kukuvija, Pepeljasta kukuvija (tenebricosa/arfaki)
Swedish: Sottornuggla, större sottornuggla
Turkish: Kara Peçeli Baykuş
Ukrainian: Сипуха темно-бура
Chinese: 乌草鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 烏鴞

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