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Little Owl

Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769)

The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It is not native to Great Britain, but was first introduced in 1842, by Thomas Powys and is now naturalised there. It was also successfully introduced to the South Island of New Zealand in the early 20th century. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Athene

Scientific:
  Athene noctua

Citation:
  (Scopoli, 1769)

Reference:
  AnnusIHist.-Nat. p.22

Protonym:
  Strix noctua

Avibase ID:
  9A7B268C4EF6F803

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9A7B268C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555471

Geographic range:

  • Athene noctua noctua: Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, northwestern Balkans, southeastern Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania
  • Athene noctua glaux: N Africa and coastal Israel (north to Haifa)
  • Athene noctua vidalii: S Baltic to Iberian Pen., Balearic Is., Poland and nw Russia
  • Athene noctua indigena: Balkans to Turkey, s Russia, Transcaucasia and sw Siberia
  • Athene noctua saharae: Morocco to Tunisia s of Atlas, Libya coast, w Egypt and Arabia
  • Athene noctua ludlowi: S-central China and Tibet to n Himalayas
  • Athene noctua plumipes: NE China, Mongolia and Ussuriland
  • Athene noctua orientalis: Extreme nw China and adjacent Siberia
  • Athene noctua impasta: W-central China (Kokonor and w Gansu)
  • Athene noctua spilogastra: Red Sea coast of e Sudan and n Ethiopia
  • Athene noctua somaliensis: E Ethiopia and Somalia
  • Athene noctua lilith: Cyprus; inland Middle East from se Turkey to s Sinai
  • Athene noctua bactriana: Azerbaijan to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Lake Balkhash
  • Show more...
English:
Little Owl
Czech:
sýček obecný
German:
Steinkauz
Danish:
Kirkeugle
Spanish:
Mochuelo Europeo
Finnish:
minervanpöllö
French:
Chevêche d'Athéna
Icelandic:
Kattugla
Italian:
Civetta
Japanese:
kokinmefukurou
Japanese:
コキンメフクロウ
Dutch:
Steenuil
Norwegian:
Kirkeugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kyrkjeugle
Polish:
pójdźka
Portuguese:
Mocho-galego
Russian:
Домовый сыч
Slovak:
kuvik obyčajný
Swedish:
minervauggla
Ukrainian:
Сич хатній
Chinese:
纵纹腹小鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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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 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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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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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chevêche d'Athéna ( Athene noctua) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chevêche d'Athéna ( Athene noctua) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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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. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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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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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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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):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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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 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
Little Owl ( Athene noctua) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Athene noctua [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Athene noctua [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Athene noctua [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Little Owl ( Athene noctua) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Athene noctua [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Athene noctua [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Arabic: أم قو يق, البومة الصغيرة, البومة الصغيرة (أم قو يق)
Asturian: Miagón
Azerbaijani: Dam bayquşu, Kor yapalaq, Meşә baүquşu
Belarusian: Cыч-сiпель, damavy syč, дамавы сыч, Сыч-сіпель
Bulgarian: obiknovena kukumjavka, Домашна (Обикновена) кукумявка, Домашна кукумявка, обикновена кукумявка
Breton: Ar gaouenn bihan, Chevech, kaouenn vihan, Kaouenn-vihan
Catalan: Miula, Mussol comú, Xot
Catalan (Balears): Miula
Valencian: Xot
Montenegrin: kukumavka
Czech: sýček, Sýcek obecný, Sýček obecný, sýèek obecný
Chuvash: Кил-çурт тăмани
Welsh: tylluan fach, Tylluan fechan
Danish: Kirkeugle
German: Steinkauz, Wüstensteinkauz
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκή) Κουκουβάγια, koukouvagia, Κουκκουφκιάος, Κουκουβάγια
Greek (Cypriot): Κουκκουφκιάος
Emiliano-romagnolo: Chiù
English: Little Owl, Northern Little Owl
English (IOC): Little Owl
Esperanto: noktuo
Spanish: mochuelo, Mochuelo Comun, Mochuelo común, Mochuelo Europeo
Spanish (Spain): Mochuelo Europeo
Spanish (HBW): Mochuelo europeo
Estonian: Kivikakk
Basque: mozolo, Mozolo arrunt, Mozoloa, Mussol comú
Persian: جغد کوچک
Finnish: Minervanpöllö
French: chevêche, Chevêche commune, Chevêche d’Athéna, Chevêche d'Athéna, Chouette chevêche
Friulian: civuite
Frisian: Stienûle, stienûltsje
Irish: moucho, ulchabhán beag
Gaelic: Comhachag Bheag
Galician: Escops, Moucho, moucho común, Moucho de orellas común, Mussol comú
Manx: hullad veg
Hebrew: כוס, כוס החורבות, כוס החרבות
Croatian: Obični ćuk, Sivi Cuk, Sivi Ćuk, sivi čuk
Hungarian: Kuvik
Armenian: [Tnain Bvik ], Տնային Բվիկ
Icelandic: Kattugla
Italian: Civetta, Civetta comune
Japanese: ko kin-me fukurō, ko kin-me fukurou, kokimmefukurou, kokinmefukurou
Japanese: コキンメフクロウ
Japanese (Kanji): 小金目梟
Georgian: ჭოტი
Kazakh: Байғыз
Kazakh (Transliteration): bayğız
Korean: 금눈쇠올빼미
Korean (Transliteration): geum-nun-soe-olppaemi
Cornish: Corula, korroula
Scientific: Athene noctua, Athene noctua noctua, Athene noctus, Strix noctua
Ladino: ciuita
Luxembourgish: Steekäizchen , Steekauz
Lithuanian: Paprastoji pelėdikė, Peledike, pelėdikė
Latvian: majas apogs, mājas apogs
Macedonian: kukumjavka, Домашен був, кукумjавка, Кукумјавка
Mongolian: Хотны бүгээхэй
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠲᠣᠨ ᠤ ᠪᠦᠭᠡᠭᠡᠬᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠦᠪᠦᠷ ᠵᠢᠷᠣᠭᠠᠰᠣᠲᠣ ᠣᠭᠣᠯᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Өвөр зурааст ууль, Хотны бүгээхэй
Mongolian (Transliteration): khotni bügeekhei, övör zuraast uul'
Moldavian: Cucuvaie, Cucuvaie balcanică, Cucuvea
Malay: Burung Hantu Kuang Kuit
Maltese: Kokka tat-Tikek, kokka tat-tikki
Dutch: Steenuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kyrkjeugle
Norwegian: Kirkeugle
Occitan: cavèca
Polish: pójdzka, pójdźka, pójdźka (zwyczajna), Pójdźka zwyczajna, Sóweczka
Pinyin: běi-fāng māo-wáng-niǎo, dōng-fāng xiǎo xiāo, tū-sī-guài, xiǎo xiāo, zòng-wén-fù xiǎo-xiāo
Portuguese: mocho galega, mocho galego, Mocho-galego
Portuguese (Portugal): Mocho-galego
Romansh: tschuetta da la mort
Romanian: Cucuvea, cucuveaua, cucuveauă
Russian: dodovyj syč, Domovoy Sych, додовый сыч, Домовый сыч, Обыкновенный Домовой Сыч, Обыкновенный домовый сыч, Сыч домовый
Sardinian: cuccumeu, puzone de s'istria, tirulia
Scots: comhachag bheag
Sindhi: ػٲي ٽ ؿًټ
Northern Sami: minervaskuolfi
Slovak: Kuvik obyčajný, kuvik plačlivý
Slovenian: cuk, čuk
Albanian: Huti i vogël, kukuvajka
Serbian: Cuk, cuk obicni, ćuk obični, kukumavka, кукумавка, Ћук, Чук
Swedish: Minervauggla
Turkmen: kukumav
Turkish: Kukumav, Байғыз
Tuvinian: Ыйбааңгы үгү
Ukrainian: sič hatnij, сич хатній, Хатній сич
Sorbian, Lower: sowka
Sorbian, Upper: kulišk, sowka
Chinese: [zong-wen-fu xiao-xiao], 东方小鸮, 北方猫王鸟, 小鸮, 秃思怪, 縱紋腹小鴞, 纵纹腹小鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 北方貓王鳥, 小鴞, 東方小鴞, 禿思怪, 縱紋腹小鴞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 縱紋腹小鴞
Chinese (Taiwan): 纵纹腹小鸮

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