scops owl

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Related to scops owls: Strigidae, Megascops
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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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But it is not easy to take care of young scops owls as they need special care.
A baby Cyprus scops owl, which was found on Saturday around noon dumped in a rubbish bin in the Acropolis are of Nicosia while still in its cage, is safely at the Game and Fauna service's wildlife rehabilitation centre, volunteers said on Monday.
The aim of this study is to use the new method "typological analysis" to describe the pattern of shape variation of spectrograms on hoots of male Ryukyu Scops Owls.
This study found that Ryukyu Scops Owls had typological variation in hoots between the island groups and between individuals.
The acacia savannah at the Al Hafiya Protected Area has been home to a number of characteristically Middle Eastern breeding bird species present within the Ramsar site, including yellow-throated sparrows, blue cheeked bee-eaters, Arabian babblers and striated Scops owls.
There's nothing quite like grilling a steak under the African stars to the soundtrack of squealing bushbabies, chorusing frogs and hooting Scops owls.
Traveling along a forest road in a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a tour guide, night tour participants have the chance to see nocturnal animals including scops owls and purple jay birds, endemic species on the island, sleeping in trees.
A pair of European eagle owls and white-faced scops owls have already hatched chicks, while Russian steppe eagles, African spotted owls, great grey owls and barn owls are sitting on eggs.
Researchers who studied European scops owls on a French island found that the hooting of males reflected their body weight.
Researchers who studied European scops owls found the hooting of males reflected their body weight.
We document the altitudinal pattern of colonization and examine the taxonomy of Philippine scops owls (Otus and Mimizuku) using two mitochondrial genes with additional evidence from morphology.
Earlier systematics work on Philippine scops owls using different mtDNA genes suggested divergence of the lowland/highland clades and noted the relatively high genetic distances among endemic Philippine scops owls (Miranda et al.