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Eurasian Scops Owl

(Otus scops)
Alternate name(s): "European Scops Owl", "Scops Owl*"
German name(s): "Zwergohreule"

Size: 19-21 cm; wing span 47-54 cm
Weight: 65-135 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Scops Owl at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Eurasian Scops Owls use a stiff, erect, cryptic posture to avoid detection.


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

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Contact calls © JP
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Contact calls © JP

More Eurasian Scops Owl sound recordings are available at .

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