Eurasian scops owl

European scops owl
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Strigiformes
Family:Strigidae
Genus:Otus
Species:O. scops
Binomial name
Otus scops
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     Summer      Resident      Winter
Synonyms

Strix scops Linnaeus, 1758

The Eurasian scops owl (Otus scops), also known as the European scops owl or just scops owl, is a small owl. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae. The scientific name is from the Latin otus for an eared owl and Ancient Greek skopos, "watcher".[2]

Distribution

Egg, Collection Museum Wiesbaden

This bird breeds in southern Europe eastwards into western and central Asia. It is migratory, wintering in southernmost Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. It is rare any distance north of its breeding range, usually occurring as a spring overshoot. It is unlikely that this nocturnal owl would be found outside the breeding season when it is not calling. It breeds in open woodland, parks and gardens. It lays 3-6 eggs in a tree hole.

Other Languages
Адыгэбзэ: ЖьындуцӀыкӀу
العربية: ثبج أوروبي
asturianu: Otus scops
azərbaycanca: Meşə bayquşcuğu
башҡортса: Һыҙғыраҡ ябалаҡ
беларуская: Сплюшка звычайная
български: Чухал
brezhoneg: Toud korr
Чӑвашла: Пĕчĕк тăмана
Cebuano: Otus scops
čeština: Výreček malý
corsu: Ciocciu
Cymraeg: Tylluan sgops
Deutsch: Zwergohreule
Ελληνικά: Γκιώνης
español: Otus scops
euskara: Apo-hontz
føroyskt: Lítil kattúla
français: Petit-duc scops
한국어: 소쩍새
hrvatski: Ćuk
italiano: Otus scops
עברית: שעיר מצוי
kurdî: Bûm
кырык мары: Шӱшкӓн тымана
Latina: Otus scops
lietuvių: Apuokėlis
magyar: Füleskuvik
македонски: Ќук
မြန်မာဘာသာ: တောလုံငှက်
Nederlands: Dwergooruil
日本語: コノハズク
Napulitano: Asc
Piemontèis: Otus scops
português: Mocho-d’orelhas
русиньскый: Сплюшка
русский: Сплюшка
sardu: Tonca
slovenčina: Výrik lesný
slovenščina: Veliki skovik
српски / srpski: Ћук
svenska: Dvärguv
Türkçe: İshak kuşu
українська: Совка (птах)
Tiếng Việt: Cú mèo châu Âu
Winaray: Otus scops
中文: 普通角鸮