little owl


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little owl

n.
A small owl (Athene noctua) of Eurasia and Africa, having streaked brownish plumage.

little owl

n
(Animals) a small Old World owl, Athene noctua, having a speckled brown plumage and flattish head
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Noun1.little owl - small European owllittle owl - small European owl      
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 Athene, Athene - a genus of Strigidae
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References in classic literature ?
The same thing occurs with the little owl of the Pampas (Athene cunicularia), which has so often been described as standing like a sentinel at the mouth of the burrows; for in Banda Oriental, owing to the absence of the Bizcacha, it is obliged to hollow out its own habitation.
The next morning, as we approached the Rio Colorado, the appearance of the country changed; we soon came on a plain covered with turf, which, from its flowers, tall clover, and little owls, resembled the Pampas.
I don't know how she did it," she continued, and ceased, and there was a long pause, in which a little owl called first here, then there, as it moved from tree to tree in the garden.
How cruel it was of me to put those poor little owls into a cage even for one night
uk Stef's brood of over 165 animals include: 1 BARN OWL 1 Little owl 2 WARREN CHICKENS 3 Bantam chickens 1 SILKIE CHICK 3 Parakeets 1 COCKATIEL 14 Rabbits 7 GUINEA PIGS 5 Fancy mice 2 EGYPTIAN SPINY MICE 3 Hooded rats 2 CHIPMUNKS 1 Skunk 1 PYGMY HEDGEHOG 1 Bosc monitor lizard 1 WATER DRAGON LIZARD 3 Leopard gecko 3 BEARDED DRAGON LIZARD 1 Chameleon 2 TORTOISES 1 Royal python 11 ADULT CORNSNAKES 26 hatchling Cornsakes 23 MADAGASCAN HISSING COCKROACHES 1 Praying mantis 3 EMPEROR SCORPIONS 2 Giant millipedes 4 GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS 30+ Giant thorny stick insects 3 BLACK BEAUTY STICK INSECTS 2 Chilean Rose tarantulas 1 BRAZILIAN WHITEKNEE TARANTULA
I have a friend who used to own a little owl, or rather I think it owned them.
Brown was also aboard Night Nurse when the old warrior run his heart out to chase home stable companion Little Owl in a stirring finish to the 1981 Gold Cup.
Tied Cottage was back the following year but fell in the Gold Cup won by Little Owl.
It's about a little owl who thinks he's really ugly and grows into himself.
I like to draw from the lesson of The Little Engine That Could and consider the registry The Little OWL That Could.
So let's hope that this stand-out little owl is blessed by a few snowfalls this winter.