Grallistrix auceps Olson & James, 1991:72

Kaua'i stilt owl, Long-legged Kauai owl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene



Kaua'i, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1991). Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs, No. 45: 1-88.


Other references:

Burney, David A. et al. (2001). Fossil evidence for a diverse biota from Kaua'i and its transformation since human arrival. Ecological Monographs 71(4): 615-641.

Louchart, Antoine. (2005). Integrating the Fossil Record in the Study of Insular Body Size Evolution: Example of Owls (Aves, Strigiformes). In: ALCOVER, J.A. & BOVER, P. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium “Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach”. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears 12: 155-174.


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