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Eurasian Scops-owl ringtone


The European Scops Owl (Otus scops), also known as the Eurasian 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. 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 array, usually occurring as a spring overshoot. It is unlikely that this nocturnal owl would be establish outside the breeding season when it is not calling. Otus_scops.mp3 (123 downloads)

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