Old World scops owl
- See under scops owl.
- 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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