Nyctala

(syn. Aegolius Ϯ Tengmalm's Owl A. funereus) Gr. νυκταλος nuktalos  drowsy, sleepy  < νυσταζω nustazō  to doze; "VI. G. Nachtkauz, Nyctala Br.   1) Der Fichtennachtkauz, N. pinetorum Br.   2) Der Tannennachtkauz, N. abietum [-do.-]   3) Der plattköpfige Nachtkauz, N. planiceps [-do.-]" (C. Brehm 1828); "Sechste Sippe. Nachtkauz. Nyctale *), Br.  ...  *) Von νυκταλος, ein Freund der Nacht" (C. Brehm 1831).  Var. Nyctale, Nyctalea.

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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 www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).