(syn. Athene Ϯ Little Owl A. noctua) Gr. Καρινη Karinē  Carian woman, especially one hired to sing funeral dirges; "Klageule. Carine **).  (St. passerina.)  ... **) Kαρινη, das Klageweib" (Kaup 1829); "in allusion presumably to the mournful note of this Owl  ... Athene Boie [1822] ... is rejected, as it is preoccupied by Athena Hübner used for a genus of moths” (BOU 1915).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2018).