scops owl

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Noun1.scops owl - any of several small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Otus, Otus - a genus of Strigidae
Old World scops owl, Otus scops - European scops owl
Oriental scops owl, Otus sunia - Asian scops owl
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On the other hand, the nocturnal activity of Elf Owls Micrathene whitneyi and Western Screech Owls Megascops kennicottii does not depend on moon phase (Hardy and Morrison, 2000).
INGENS INGENS designating a subspecies of South American rufescent screech owl, Megascops ingens ingens [ITIS].
mucaro (screeching owl, Megascops nudipes), guaraguao (red-tailed hawk,