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Morepork

Ninox novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, JF 1788)

The morepork, also called the ruru or Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl found throughout New Zealand and Tasmania. Described by Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1788, it was for many years considered to be the same species as the Australian boobook of mainland Australia until 1999. Its name is derived from its two-tone call. Four subspecies of the morepork are recognized, one of which is extinct and another that exists only as a hybrid population. The bird has almost 20 alternative common names, including mopoke and boobook—many of these names are onomatopoeic, as they emulate the bird's distinctive two-pitched call. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Ninox
Scientific:
  Ninox novaeseelandiae


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF 1788)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Strix novae Seelandiae

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2896896


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E8E9C26DAFD46DC2

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E8E9C26D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E8E9C26D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555480

Geographic range:

  • Ninox novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae: New Zealand and offshore islands
  • Ninox novaeseelandiae albaria: Lord Howe I. Extinct
  • Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata: Norfolk I.
English:
Morepork
Catalan:
Nínox de Nova Zelanda
Czech:
sovka ostrovní
Danish:
Newzealandsk Høgeugle
German:
Kuckuckskauz
Spanish:
Nínox maorí
Finnish:
uudenseelanninhaukkapöllö
French:
Ninoxe boubouk
Croatian:
novozelandska ćukuša
Hungarian:
kakukkbagoly
Italian:
Gufastore di Nuova Zelanda
Japanese (romaji):
nyu-ji-randoaobazuku
Japanese:
ニュージーランドアオバズク
Lithuanian:
Naujosios Zelandijos gegutinė pelėdikė
Dutch:
Nieuw-Zeelandse Boeboekuil
Norwegian:
nattsvermerugle
Polish:
sowica ciemnolica
Portuguese:
Coruja-lavradora
Russian:
Кукушечья иглоногая сова
Slovak:
sovka mopoke
Serbian:
Novozelandski i tasmanijski bubuk
Swedish:
nyzeelandspökuggla
Ukrainian:
Морепорк
Chinese:
斑布克鹰鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
布布克鷹鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Clements, version 2022:
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 4]
eBird version 2019:
Morepork (novaeseelandiae Group) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae [novaeseelandiae Group]) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Morepork (novaeseelandiae Group) ( Ninox novaeseelandiae [novaeseelandiae Group]) [version 4]
eBird version 2022:
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Morepork ( Ninox novaeseelandiae) [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ninox [novaeseelandiae or leucopsis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bulgarian: Кукувича иглонога сова
Catalan: Nínox de Nova Zelanda
Czech: Sovka bubuk, sovka ostrovní
Danish: Newzealandsk Høgeugle
German: Kuckuckskauz, Kuckuckskauz [novaeseelandiae-Gruppe], Neuseeland-Kuckuckskauz
English: Australian Boobook, Boobook Owl, Dark Boobook, Fawn-bellied Owl, Marbled Owl, Mopoke, Morepork, Morepork (novaeseelandiae Group), New Zealand boobook owl, New Zealand Owl, Ruru, Southern Boobook, Southern Boobook (Morepork), Southern boobook owl, Spotted Owl, Streaked Boobook
English, HBW: Morepork
English (IOC): Morepork (novaeseelandiae Group)
English (United States): Morepork (novaeseelandiae Group)
Esperanto: mopoka strigo
Spanish: Lechuza Gavilana Maorí, Lechuza gavilana sureña, Nínox Maorí, Nínox Maorí (grupo novaeseelandiae)
Spanish (Spain): Nínox Australiano, Nínox maorí (grupo novaeseelandiae)
Spanish (HBW): Southern Boobook (Morepork)
Estonian: lõuna-haugaskakk
Finnish: Australianhaukkapöllö, uudenseelanninhaukkapöllö
French: Chouette coucou de Nouvelle-Zélande, Ninoxe boubouk, Ninoxe boubouk (novaeseelandiae), Ninoxe de Nouvelle-Zélande
Croatian: novozelandska ćukuša
Hungarian: kakukkbagoly
Indonesian: Pungguk Coklat
Icelandic: Gaukugla [novaeseelandiae hópur]
Italian: Civetta Bookbook, Gufastore di Nuova Zelanda
Japanese (romaji): nyuajiarandoaobazuku, nyu-ji-randoaobazuku
Japanese: ニュアジアランドアオバズク, ニュージーランドアオバズク, ニュージーランドアオバズク (novaeseelandiae グループ), ニュージーランドアオバズク(novaeseelandiae グループ)
Kazakh: көкекрең шибұт жапалақ, шибұт көкекрең жапалақ
Korean: 솔부엉이
Kirghiz: сейнек ийнешыйрак үкүсү
Scientific: Ninox novaeseelandiae, Ninox novaeseelandiae [novaeseelandiae Group], Ninox novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae, Strix novae Seelandiae, Strix novaeseelandiae
Lithuanian: Naujosios Zelandijos gegutinė pelėdikė
Maori: Ruru
Dutch: Boeboekuil, Nieuw-Zeelandse Boeboekuil, Soemba-valkuil (novaeseelandiae groep)
Norwegian: Nattsvermerugle, nattsvermerugle (novaeseelandiae gr.)
Polish: sowica ciemnolica, sowica ciemnolica [gr. novaeseelandiae]
Portuguese: Coruja-lavradora
Portuguese (Portugal): coruja-gavião-maori [grupo novaeseelandiae], Mocho-australiano, Mocho-australiano [grupo novaeseelandiae]
Russian: Кукушечья иглоногая сова, Кукушечья иглоногая сова [группа novaeseelandiae], Новозеландская Иглоногая Сова, Рыжебрюхая иглоногая сова
Slovak: Kuvik boobook, sovka mopoke, sovka mopoke (skup.)
Serbian: Južni bubuk, Novozelandski bubuk [novaeseelandiae grupa], Novozelandski i tasmanijski bubuk
Swedish: Nya Zeelandspökuggla, nyazeelandspökuggla [gruppen novaeseelandiae], nyzeelandspökuggla
Thai: นกเค้าเหยี่ยว
Turkish: Yeni Zelanda Bubuğu, Yeni Zelanda bubuğu [novaeseelandiae grubu]
Ukrainian: Морепорк
Vietnamese: Cú vọ lưng nâu
Chinese: 斑布克鹰鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 布布克鷹鴞

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