Abstract

Ninox undulata Ramsay, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W., iii, 1879, p. 249.

In describing this species, Ramsay referred to its close relationship to Ninox rufa Gould, but stated that it "is altogether smaller". After examining the type and comparing it with two specimens of N. rufa from Cooktown, Queensland, I find that the differences between them are so minute as to be negligible. The wing formula given by Ramsay is not quite correct; in fact it is rather misleading. An examination shows that the fifth primary is the longest, followed in order by the fourth, sixth, and third, while the second and seventh are almost equal, reaching to a point about midway between the tip of the first and fifth. The secondaries extend a little beyond the level of the tip of the first primary. The wing formula of the two specimens of N. rufa agrees with that of Ramsay's, N. undulata, but the secondaries are distinctly longer. One of the Queensland...

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Kinghorn, 1933, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(9): 451–454
Author
J. Roy Kinghorn
Year
1933
Title
A re-examination of two of Ramsay’s types of New Guinea owls
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
9
Start Page
451
End Page
454
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1933.748
Language
English
Date Published
10 January 1933
Cover Date
10 January 1933
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
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05 February 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
748
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