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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Concerned citizens turned over two mature Philippine Scops owls, which were found in two towns on Tuesday (Jan.
Based on behavioural observations of individual roosting and nest sites, it was determined that these pellets were produced by seven individual Japanese scops owls and five Ural owls.
It is a method that had served me well in searches for species over the years as diverse as Mountain Gorillas, African Wild Dogs, Herero Chats, Hemprich's Hornbills, Clark's Weavers and Sokoke Scops Owls.
Similarly, Severinghaus and Rothery (2008) reported female survival of Lanyu Scops Owls (Otus elegans botelensis) to be consistently higher (7%) than that of males.
But it is not easy to take care of young scops owls as they need special care.
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.
Three eagle owls, three scops owls, eight Philippine lizards, 11 monitor lizards and five rat snakes were given the same treatment.