MIMIZUKU

(Strigidae; Ϯ Giant Scops Owl M. gurneyi) Japanese name Mimizuku for an eared owl; "Genus MIMIZUKU (gen. nov.)  Type (by monotypy): Pseudoptynx gurneyi Tweeddale.  Differs from Pseudoptynx in having swollen nostrils; long ear-tufts well developed, the true feathers extending to the chin, like Otus, and forming a complete ring round the throat. Colour pattern of the tail and the feathered tarsus more like Otus than Bubo or Pseudoptynx, and in size being between the latter and the former. This genus is monotypic and confined to the Philippines." (Hachisuka 1934).

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).