scops owl

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Latin scops, from Ancient Greek σκώψ (skṓps, a type of small owl), from σκοπός (skopós, watcher), from σκέπτομαι (sképtomai, I look at).

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scops owl (plural scops owls)

  1. A small European migratory owl, Otus scops, that winters in sub-Saharran Africa.
  2. Any owl of the Old World genus Otus.

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