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Mountain Scops-Owl

Otus spilocephalus (Blyth, E 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, E 1846)

Reference:
   J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 15 p.8

Protonym:
  Ephialtes spilocephalus

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F8580862139C1CE9

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F8580862

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F8580862


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
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English:
Mountain Scops-Owl
Catalan:
Xot de muntanya
Czech:
výreček skvrnitý
Danish:
Plettet Dværghornugle
German:
Fuchseule
Spanish:
Autillo Montano
Spanish (Spain):
Autillo Montano
Finnish:
vuoripöllönen
French:
Petit-duc tacheté
Hungarian:
pettyes füleskuvik
Italian:
Assiolo di montagna
Japanese (romaji):
taiwankonohazuku
Japanese:
タイワンコノハズク
Lithuanian:
Dėmėtasis apuokėlis
Dutch:
Gevlekte Dwergooruil
Norwegian:
Hammerugle
Polish:
syczek górski
Russian:
Пятнистая совка
Slovak:
výrik horský
Swedish:
Bergdvärguv
Ukrainian:
Сплюшка гірська
Chinese:
黄嘴角鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
黃嘴角鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mountain Scops-Owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Petit-duc tacheté ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Mountain Scops-owl ( Otus spilocephalus) [version 3]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Otus spilocephalus [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Otus [spilocephalus or stresemanni] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bengali: পাহাড়ি নিমপ্যাঁচা, ঩া঴াচড় চনভ঩যাুঁচা
Bengali (transliteration): pāhāṛi nimapyām̐cā
Catalan: Xot de muntanya
Czech: výreček skvrnitý
Danish: Plettet Dværghornugle
German: Fuchseule, Fuchs-Zwergohreule
English: Mountain Scops Owl, Mountain Scops-Owl, Spotted Mountain Scops Owl, Spotted Scops Owl
English (United Kingdom): Mountain Scops Owl
Esperanto: Montara orelstrigo
Spanish: Autillo Montano, Autillo Moteado
Spanish (Spain): Autillo Montano
Estonian: nõlvapäll
Finnish: Vuoripöllönen
French: Petit-duc tacheté
Hungarian: pettyes füleskuvik
Indonesian: Burung Celepuk Gunung, Celepuk gunung
Italian: Assiolo di montagna
Japanese (romaji): taiwan ko-no-ha zuku, taiwankonohazuku
Japanese: タイワンコノハズク
Japanese (Kanji): 台湾木の葉木菟
Scientific: Ephialtes spilocephalus, 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: Hammerugle
Polish: syczek górski
Pinyin: huáng-zuǐ jiǎo-xiāo
Russian: Пятнистая совка, Совка горная
Slovak: výrik horský
Swedish: Bergdvärguv
Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kʰáw pʰuu-kʰăw
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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