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German translation: Fleckenkauz (strix occidentalis caurina)

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10:13 Oct 6, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Northern Spotted Owl
... Columbus did not realise that the discovery of America by Europeans would lead to the enforced rarity of the northern spotted owl and he would not have cared. ...
cauer
Germany
Local time: 07:35
German translation:Fleckenkauz (strix occidentalis caurina)
Explanation:
Spotted owl - Fleckenkauz

I could not find any German websites for strix occidentalis caurina (although strix occidentalis appears in quite a few).

You might wish to paraphrase and say s.th. like
"Northern Spotted Owl (strix occidentalis caurina, eine Fleckenkauz-Subspezies)"

From http://www.sou.edu/library/jim/wildlife/primer.htm :
As I write, the Pacific Northwest is the middle of one of the biggest biological and political controversies of all time and it is centered around a rather meek, mild mannered bird: the northern spotted owl. The northern spotted owl is a subspecies of the spotted owl. When a subspecies is classified, a third distinguishing Latin or Greek name is applied to the scientific name. The spotted owl's scientific name is Strix occidentalis and the northern spotted owl's scientific name is Strix occidentalis caurina.





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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 22:35
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Thanks a lot for your help concerning the translation of the term "northern spotted owl"! I`ve been spending hours and hours trying to find the correct German expression, but without any success. So again, thanks a lot, also for the detailed background information you provided! It was really helpful.

Regards
C.Auer
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Marianne Hartz-Poseck
naFleckenkauz (strix occidentalis caurina)Ulrike Lieder


  

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45 mins
Fleckenkauz (strix occidentalis caurina)


Explanation:
Spotted owl - Fleckenkauz

I could not find any German websites for strix occidentalis caurina (although strix occidentalis appears in quite a few).

You might wish to paraphrase and say s.th. like
"Northern Spotted Owl (strix occidentalis caurina, eine Fleckenkauz-Subspezies)"

From http://www.sou.edu/library/jim/wildlife/primer.htm :
As I write, the Pacific Northwest is the middle of one of the biggest biological and political controversies of all time and it is centered around a rather meek, mild mannered bird: the northern spotted owl. The northern spotted owl is a subspecies of the spotted owl. When a subspecies is classified, a third distinguishing Latin or Greek name is applied to the scientific name. The spotted owl's scientific name is Strix occidentalis and the northern spotted owl's scientific name is Strix occidentalis caurina.








    Reference: http://www.bvet.admin.ch/artenschutz/d/vollzugshilfen/as111/...
    Reference: http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~bahagish/Strigiformes.htm
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 22:35
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help concerning the translation of the term "northern spotted owl"! I`ve been spending hours and hours trying to find the correct German expression, but without any success. So again, thanks a lot, also for the detailed background information you provided! It was really helpful.

Regards
C.Auer

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47 mins
Fleckenkauz


Explanation:
In several North American websites
I found "strix occidentalis" as the
Latin name for the bird in question.

The German Spektrum Verlag(see below)
gives "Fleckenkauz" as German name.

Hope it helps!


    Reference: http://www.spektrum-verlag.com/katalog/isbn/82740032/auszug....
Marianne Hartz-Poseck
Germany
Local time: 07:35
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 498
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10 hrs
Fleckenkauz


Explanation:
Yes, it is definitively Fleckenkauz. Don't hesitate to use this term. You can stick to uel's explanation. The Latin name he wrote is absolutely right. However, I think in your context it will also be okay not to add the Latin name.

Greetings


    Reference: http://www.ornithologie.de
xxxbluewhale
Local time: 07:35
PRO pts in pair: 8
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