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Old World scops owl

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noun
  1. See under scops owl.

scops owl

[skops]
noun
  1. any of a group of small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call, especially Otus scops (Old World scops owl) and O. sunia (Oriental scops owl).

Origin of scops owl

1815–25; < New Latin < Greek skṓps little horned owl
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