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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(4) In this same study, 8% (6/74) of ocular lesions involved the anterior segment alone, 43% (32/74) the posterior segment alone, and 49% (36/74) both segments in little owls (Athene noctua), whereas 39% (19/49) involved the anterior segment alone, 16% (8/49) involved the posterior segment alone, and 45% (22/49) involved both segments in Eurasian scops owls (Otus scops).
Concerned citizens turned over two mature Philippine Scops owls, which were found in two towns on Tuesday (Jan.
Sexual and seasonal differences in the diet of Lanyu Scops Owls based on fecal analysis.
Smaller individuals of Apodemus draco and Apodemus agrarius were consumed by Japanese scops owls more than by Ural owls (d.f.
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. Gary Player, despite being a golfer, was right: you earn your luck.
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. All live here at densities higher than in almost any other location in the UAE, and none in any other single site support all four of these species at once.
There's nothing quite like grilling a steak under the African stars to the soundtrack of squealing bushbabies, chorusing frogs and hooting Scops owls. Bring a torch so you can continue to hunt for smaller beasties in the safe confines of the camp.
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.
"But its has not taken long for them to become friendly." 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.