Otus scops


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Noun1.Otus scops - European scops owl
scops owl - any of several small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call
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Common name Species Predatory behavior Little owl Athene noctua Eats small vertebrates, predominantly in open spaces, hunting on the ground after a short flight Tawny owl Strix aluco Eats small and medium sized mammals, amphibians and birds, hunting the prey quickly Scops owl Otus scops Eats insects, reptiles, small mammals and birds, hunting from perches in semi-open landscapes Eared owl Asio otus Eats rodents, small mammals and birds, hunting over open country by night.
Kiziroglu (1989) considered Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Alauda arvensis, Ardea cinerea, Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Columba palumbus, Fulica atra, Gallinula chloropus, Haliaeetus albicilla, Lullula arborea, Motacilla cinerea, Otis tarda, Otus scops, Oenanthe oenanthe, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Podiceps cristatus, Podiceps nigricollis, Rallus aquaticus, Saxicola rubetra, Saxicola torquata, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Turdus philomelos and Vanellus vanellus to be local resident species were identified to be summer migrants, while Aegithalos caudatus, Anser anser, Coccothraustes coccothraustes and Regulus regulus reported to be local residents were found to be winter migrants during the present study.
Este tipo de dieta ya se ha observado en otros pequenos estrigidos como el Tecolote Barbudo (Enriquez & Cheng 2008), el Tecolote de Clark Megascops choliba (Delgado 2007), el Autillo Comun Otus scops (Sotnar et al.