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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

The Great Horned Owl, (Bubo virginianus), also known as the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Bubo

Scientific:
  Bubo virginianus

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.287

Protonym:
  Strix virginiana

Avibase ID:
  FC366114BD3B51A0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FC366114

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177884

Geographic range:

  • Bubo virginianus virginianus: Minnesota to Nova Scotia, s to Kansas, e Texas and Florida
  • Bubo virginianus saturatus: Coastal sw Alaska (Cook Inlet) to coastal central California
  • Bubo virginianus [lagophonus or algistus]: Central Alaska to ne Oregon and Montana; winters to Texas
  • Bubo virginianus heterocnemis: NE Canada south to Great Lakes region
  • Bubo virginianus elachistus: S Baja California and Isla Espírito Santo
  • Bubo virginianus subarcticus: Mackenzie and nw Br. Col. to Hudson Bay, Wyoming, N Dak.
  • Bubo virginianus pacificus: Coastal California to nw Baja California
  • Bubo virginianus mayensis: SE Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula)
  • Bubo virginianus mesembrinus: S Mexico (Isthmus of Tehuántepec) to w Panama
  • Bubo virginianus pallescens: Deserts of cent. and se Calif. to Kansas and s Mexico (Oaxaca)
  • Bubo virginianus nigrescens: Andes of Colombia to Ecuador and nw Peru
  • Bubo virginianus [nacurutu or deserti]: E Colombia to the Guianas, ne Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina
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English:
Great Horned Owl
Czech:
výr virginský
German:
Virginiauhu
Danish:
Amerikansk Stor Hornugle
Spanish:
Búho Americano
Finnish:
amerikanhuuhkaja
French:
Grand-duc d'Amérique
Italian:
Gufo reale della Virginia
Japanese:
amerikawashimimizuku
Japanese:
アメリカワシミミズク
Dutch:
Amerikaanse Oehoe
Norwegian:
Amerikahubro
Polish:
puchacz wirginijski
Portuguese:
Jacurutu
Portuguese (Brazil):
Jacurutu
Russian:
Виргинский филин
Slovak:
výr bielobradý
Swedish:
virginiauv
Ukrainian:
Пугач віргинський
Chinese:
美洲雕鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Great Horned Owl ( Bubo virginianus) [version 1]
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 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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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:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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eBird version 1.50:
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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:
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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 1.1:
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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 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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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Bubo virginianus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Bubo virginianus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Bubo [virginianus or magellanicus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Bulgarian: Вирджински бухал
Catalan: Duc americà, Duc de Virgínia
Czech: výr virginský
Danish: Amerikansk Stor Hornugle, Virginiaugle
German: Dunkler virginische Uhu, Virginiauhu, Virginia-Uhu
English: Great Horned Owl, Great Horned Owl (Great Horned), Great Horned-Owl, Virginia great horned owl
English (IOC): Great Horned Owl
Spanish: Búho, Búho Americano, Búho común, buho cornudo, Búho cornudo, Búho Cornudo (grupo virginianus), Búho Cornudo Americano, Buho grande, Búho Grande, Búho Real, Estiquirín, Ñacurutú
Spanish (Argentine): Ñacurutú
Spanish (Bolivia): Ñacurutú
Spanish (Chile): Tucúquere
Spanish (Colombia): Búho Real
Spanish (Costa Rica): Buho grande
Spanish (Ecuador): Búho (Cuscungo) Coronado [Grupo virginianus]
Spanish (Spain): Búho americano (grupo virginianus)
Spanish (HBW): Great Horned Owl (Great Horned)
Spanish (Honduras): Estiquirín
Spanish (Mexico): buho cornudo, Búho Cornudo, Búho Cornudo (grupo virginianus)
Spanish (Nicaragua): Búho Grande
Spanish (Panama): Búho Cornado Americano, Búho Cornado Americano (grupo virginianus)
Spanish (Peru): Búho Americano
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Búho Cornudo Americano
Spanish (Paraguay): Búho
Spanish (Uruguay): Ñacurutú
Spanish (Venezuela): Lechuzón Orejudo
Estonian: ameerika kassikakk
Finnish: Amerikanhuuhkaja
French: Grand-duc d’Amérique, Grand-duc d'Amérique, Grand-duc d'Amérique (nominal), Grand-duc d'Amérique [virginianus]
Irish: Mórulchabhán cluasach
Guarani: Ñakurutû guasu
Croatian: Američka ušara
Hungarian: amerikai uhu
Icelandic: Grímuúfur [virginianus hópur]
Italian: Gufo della Virginia razza scura, Gufo reale della Virginia
Japanese: amerikawashimimizuku, amerikawashimimizuku (virginianus guru-pu)
Japanese: アメリカワシミミズク, アメリカワシミミズク (virginianus グループ)
Scientific: Bubo virginianus, Bubo virginianus [virginianus Group], Bubo virginianus virginianus, Strix virginiana
Lithuanian: Virdzinijos apuokas, Virgininis didysis apuokas
Latvian: Amerikas ūpis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Oehoe, Amerikaanse Oehoe (virginianus groep)
Norwegian: Amerikahubro, amerikahubro (virginianus gr.)
Polish: Puchacz wirginijski
Portuguese: coruja-do-mato, corujão, corujão-orelhudo, Corujao-orelhudo o jacurutu, Jacurutu, jucurutu, mocho, mocho-orelhudo, morucututu, murucututu
Portuguese (Brazil): coruja-do-mato, corujão, corujão-orelhudo, Jacurutu, jacurutu [grupo virginianus], jucurutu, mocho, mocho-orelhudo, morucututu, murucututu
Portuguese (Portugal): Jacurutu
Russian: Американский филин, Виргинский Филин
Slovak: Výr bielobradý
Serbian: Američka buljina, Američka buljina [virginianus grupa]
Swedish: Virginiauv
Turkish: Amerika Puhusu
Ukrainian: Пугач віргинський
Chinese: 美洲雕鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 大鵰鴞

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