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Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl

Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni] (= Otus spilocephalus) (Blyth, 1846)

The mountain scops owl, sometimes referred to as the spotted scops owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is locally common in its main habitat which covers some parts of Asia, including Bangladesh Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has a short high-pitched call. Their call sounds like a two-note whistle, "plew-plew" or "he-he" and female's songs are rarely heard. There calls can also vary from different populations allowing one to determine the a birds origin. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Otus
Scientific:
  Otus spilocephalus


Original description

Citation:
  (Blyth, 1846)

Reference:
  J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal p.8

Protonym:
  Ephialtes spilocephalus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40122543


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A0AD0888294557B8

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A0AD0888

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A0AD0888


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555367

Geographic range:

  • Otus spilocephalus spilocephalus: Himalayas (cent. Nepal to Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar)
  • Otus spilocephalus huttoni: Western Himalayas (n Pakistan to central Nepal)
  • Otus spilocephalus latouchi: N Thailand and Laos to se China and Hainan
  • Otus spilocephalus siamensis: Mountains of s Thailand to s Vietnam
  • Otus spilocephalus vulpes: Mountains of Malay Peninsula
  • Otus spilocephalus luciae: Mountains of Borneo
  • Otus spilocephalus hambroecki: Taiwan
  • Otus spilocephalus vandewateri: Mountains of Sumatra
  • Show more...
English:
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl
French:
Petit-duc tacheté ou P.-d. de Stresemann


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl ( Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Petit-duc tacheté ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
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. 2003 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 6.6 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 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Spotted Scops Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Spotted Scops Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mountain Scops Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
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 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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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Mountain Scops Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Otus spilocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Otus [spilocephalus, stresemanni or angelinae]

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Other synonyms


Bengali: পাহাড়ি নিমপ্যাঁচা
Catalan: Xot de muntanya
Czech: Výrecek skvrnitý, výreček skvrnitý
Danish: Plettet Dværghornugle
German: Fuchseule, Fuchs-Zwergohreule
English: Mountain or Stresemann's Scops-Owl, Mountain Scops Owl, Mountain Scops-Owl, Spotted Mountain Scops Owl, Spotted Mountain Scops-Owl, Spotted Scops Owl, Spotted Scops-Owl
English (United Kingdom): Mountain Scops Owl
English, HBW: Mountain Scops-owl
English (IOC): Mountain Scops Owl
English (United States): Mountain Scops-Owl
Esperanto: Montara orelstrigo
Spanish: Autillo Montano, Autillo Moteado
Spanish (Spain): Autillo Montano
Spanish (HBW): Mountain Scops-Owl
Estonian: nõlvapäll
Finnish: Vuoripöllönen
French: Petit-duc de montagne, Petit-duc tacheté, Petit-duc tacheté ou P.-d. de Stresemann
Croatian: gorski ćuk
Hungarian: pettyes füleskuvik
Indonesian: Burung Celepuk Gunung, Celepuk gunung
Italian: Assiolo di montagna, Assiolo montano
Japanese (romaji): taiwan ko-no-ha zuku, taiwankonohazuku
Japanese: タイウァンコノハヅク, タイワンコノハズク
Japanese (Kanji): 台湾木の葉木菟
Scientific: Ephialtes spilocephalus, Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni], Otus spilocephalus, Otus spilocephalus spilocephalus
Lithuanian: Dėmėtasis apuokėlis
Latvian: madarainā pūcīte
Malay: Burung Hantu Gunung, Burung Jampuk Gunung, Hantu Gunung
Nepali: लेकाली उलूक
Dutch: Gevlekte Dwergooruil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Fløyteugle
Norwegian: Fløyteugle, Hammerugle
Polish: syczek górski
Pinyin: huáng-zuǐ jiǎo-xiāo
Portuguese: mocho-de-orelhas-montesino
Portuguese (Portugal): mocho-d'orelhas-montês
Russian: Пятнистая совка, Пятнистая сплюшка, Совка горная
Slovak: výrik horský
Serbian: Indonezijski planinski ćuk
Swedish: Bergdvärguv
Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kʰáw pʰuu-kʰăw
Turkish: Dağ ishakkuşu, Dağ İshakkuşu
Ukrainian: Сплюшка гірська
Vietnamese: Chim Cú mèo Latusơ, Chim Cú mèo mỏ vàng, Cú mèo latusơ, Cú mèo thái lan
Chinese: 黃嘴角鴞, 黃嘴角鸮, 黄嘴角, 黄嘴角号鸟, 黄嘴角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 黃嘴角鴞, 黄嘴角鴞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 黃嘴角鴞
Chinese (Taiwan): 黃嘴角鸮

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