great-horned owl

German translation: Bubo virginianus = Amerikanischer Uhu / Virginia-Uhu

12:57 May 19, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: great-horned owl
it's a bird!
patricia tricker
German translation:Bubo virginianus = Amerikanischer Uhu / Virginia-Uhu
Explanation:
Hi Patricia,

Again the Internet was very helpful. The scientific name is "Bubo virginianus". Bubo means that this owl is part of the Uhu familie. The German name is "Amerikanischer Uhu" or more common "Virginia-Uhu"

Unter the link "http://donb.photo.net/photo_cd/a/b57.html" you'll find a beautiful picture of this bird. I also left two reliable sources for the German name: the Berlin Zoo and the Uni Hohenheim. The last page is very interesting, as it lists English, scientific and German names.
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Claudia Tomaschek
Local time: 12:30
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Extremely thorough answer - many thanks.
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Summary of answers provided
naBubo virginianus = Amerikanischer Uhu / Virginia-Uhu
Claudia Tomaschek
naSorry! Sorry!
Dan McCrosky (X)
na(Virginischer) Uhu (Bubo virginianus)
Kristina M (X)
naVirginia- od. Amerikanischer Uhu (Bubo virginianus)
Iris Ludolf
nait is a big bird! - a Grosse Ohreule
Dan McCrosky (X)
naGrosse Horneule
Dierk Seeburg


  

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8 mins
Grosse Horneule


Explanation:
I'm not absolutely certain, but still quite so. Couldn't find a perfect link, but a near perfect :->
Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://gutenberg.aol.de/wieland/dschinn/dschinaf.htm
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 04:30
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43 mins
it is a big bird! - a Grosse Ohreule


Explanation:
Langenscheidt & Duden - Just as logical as horned owel because the name refers to tufts of feathers on the head that could be taken for ears or horns.

Dan McCrosky (X)
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47 mins
Virginia- od. Amerikanischer Uhu (Bubo virginianus)


Explanation:
Laut Webster ist der lateinische Name Bubo virginianus und der heißt im deutschen Virginia - oder amerikanischer Uhu.

Hth
Iris


    Reference: http://www.geocities.com/~biologybooks/biologi.htm
Iris Ludolf
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53 mins
(Virginischer) Uhu (Bubo virginianus)


Explanation:
Having seen both Great Horned Owls and Uhus, I immediately thought Uhu must be it. The European Uhu ist Bubo bubo. Webster's bears out Great Horned Owl = Bubo virginianus. Langenscheidt confirms Virginischer Uhu (Bubo virginianus).

Kristina


Kristina M (X)
Local time: 06:30
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57 mins
Bubo virginianus = Amerikanischer Uhu / Virginia-Uhu


Explanation:
Hi Patricia,

Again the Internet was very helpful. The scientific name is "Bubo virginianus". Bubo means that this owl is part of the Uhu familie. The German name is "Amerikanischer Uhu" or more common "Virginia-Uhu"

Unter the link "http://donb.photo.net/photo_cd/a/b57.html" you'll find a beautiful picture of this bird. I also left two reliable sources for the German name: the Berlin Zoo and the Uni Hohenheim. The last page is very interesting, as it lists English, scientific and German names.


    Reference: http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~roeglinx/htvogel.htm
    Reference: http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~bahagish/Strigiformes.html
Claudia Tomaschek
Local time: 12:30
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 877
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Extremely thorough answer - many thanks.
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1 hr
Sorry! Sorry!


Explanation:
I have just finished looking at all the great references above for "Bubo virginianus". I am now sure they are 100% correct and that the Duden and Langenscheidt name "Ohreule" is wrong. One of them probably got it wrong ages ago and it was then copied by the other. Strangely enough they also had the wrong name for the "burrowing owl", they called it a "Höhleneule". Now I have learned not to use those two dictionaries for birds.

Dan McCrosky (X)
Local time: 12:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
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