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Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl

Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata] (= Tyto tenebricosa) (Gould, 1845)

The greater sooty owl 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 g. The smaller male has a length of 37–43 cm and weighs 500-700 g. 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 and has a heavy black edge. The upper part of the owl is black to dark gray and the under part is lighter. The tail is short and the legs are feathered. The feet and talons are large. Their call is a piercing shriek which can last up to two seconds. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Tytonidae
Genus:
   Tyto
Scientific:
  Tyto tenebricosa


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, 1845)

Reference:
  Proc.Zool.Soc.London p. 80

Protonym:
  Strix tenebricosus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12862576


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C9B6F34C00F0D7AD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C9B6F34C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C9B6F34C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555348

Geographic range:

  • Tyto multipunctata multipunctata: Rainforests of ne Australia (ne Queensland)
  • Tyto multipunctata arfaki: New Guinea and Yapen I.
  • Tyto tenebricosa: Coastal e Australia (central Queensland to s Victoria)
English:
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl
French:
Effraie ombrée ou E. piquetée


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl ( Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata])
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):
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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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 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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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 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Sooty Owl ( Tyto tenebricosa) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Tyto tenebricosa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Tyto tenebricosa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Tyto tenebricosa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tyto tenebricosa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Òliba tenebrosa
Czech: Sova teckovaná, sova temná
Danish: Plettet Slørugle
German: Fleckenrußeule, Rußeule, Ruß-Schleiereule
English: Greater or Lesser Sooty-Owl, Greater Sooty Owl, Greater Sooty-Owl, Sooty Owl
English, HBW: Lesser/Greater Sooty-owl
English (IOC): Greater/Lesser Sooty Owl
English (United States): Sooty Owl
Esperanto: Tenebra turstrigo
Spanish: Lechuza Moteada, Lechuza Tenebrosa
Spanish (Spain): Lechuza tenebrosa
Spanish (HBW): Sooty Owl
Estonian: helves-loorkakk
Finnish: Pikkunokipöllö
French: Effraie ombrée, Effraie ombrée ou E. piquetée
Hungarian: Kormos bagoly
Indonesian: Serak Hitam
Italian: Barbagianni fuligginoso, Barbagianni fuligginoso maggiore, Barbagianni fuligginoso minore
Japanese (romaji): himesusuiromenfukurou, susuiromenfukurou
Japanese: ススイロメンフクロウ, ヒメススイロメンフクロウ
Scientific: Strix tenebricosus, Tyto [tenebricosa or multipunctata], Tyto tenebricosa, Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa
Lithuanian: Tamsioji liepsnuotoji pelėda
Dutch: Kleine Zwarte Kerkuil, Zwarte Kerkuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sotslørugle
Norwegian: Sotslørugle
Polish: plomykówka przydymiona, płomykówka przydymiona
Portuguese: Coruja-sombria
Portuguese (Portugal): coruja-fuliginosa-grande
Russian: Сипуха малая черная, Черная Сипуха, Чёрная сипуха
Slovak: plamienka sadzová
Serbian: Čađava kukuvija, Pepeljasta kukuvija
Swedish: Sottornuggla, större/mindre sottornuggla
Turkish: Gri peçeli baykuş
Ukrainian: Сипуха темно-бура
Chinese: 乌草鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 烏鴞

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