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.
May 15th.--How cruel it was of me to put those poor little owls into a cage even for one night!
Wait for new Owl: Like many local residents, I went to Little Owl many times over the years.
Meet a little owl, kestrels, buzzards, hawks, falcons and eagles, including Orla, their majestic golden eagle.
Caden Burford, six, holding Dippy with Little Owl at the village fete
A real hoot Little Critters brought along this Little Owl
Presented by puppetry company Little Angel Theatre, it sees the curious little owl return to discover the wonders of nighttime, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes living deep in the forest.
As the forest creatures all bed down to sleep through the cold, Little Owl feels like the forest is empty.
A POSTMAN'S photo of a little owl has left wildlife lovers scratching their heads.