Oriental scops owl


noun

See under scops owl.

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Definition for oriental scops owl (2 of 2)

scops owl
[ skops ]
/ skɒps /

noun

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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