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 ).

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Origin of scops owl

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