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Scops Owl (Otus scops)

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Scops Owl (Otus scops) - Scops Owl
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Scops Owl
Summer visitor.
Small. Highly mimetic, brownish-grey plumage. Has prominent "ears" and eyes with yellowish iris. It is like a smaller, greyer Long-eared Owl. Its song is similar to that of the Midwife Toad.
Similar species
Long-eared Owl, although this bird is quite a bit larger.
From March to October.
Seeing the species
Difficult to watch due to its great mimesis and discretion during the day. Easy to hear in spring and summer.
Where to watch it
Sotos del Arga.

Recommended observation points: Sotos del Arga.

Times of the year present: de marzo a octubre.

Observation: difícil de ver por su gran mimetismo y discreción durante el día. Fácil de oír en primavera y verano.

Nature: estival.

Description: pequeño. De plumaje gris-pardusco, muy mimético. Presenta prominentes "orejas" y ojos con iris de color amarillento. Es como un Búho chico más gris y pequeño. Su canto es similar al del Sapo partero.

Similar species: Búho chico, pero éste es bastante mayor.

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