The Eurasian scops-owl – Otus scops is a small nocturnal raptor species of the typical owl Family Strigidae and the Order Strigiformes. It is a summer breeder to Eurasia, and migrates to s s Africa in the winter. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to the Maghreb states, the Levant, Turkey, S Caucasus, Iran and to only a small population in Iraq. There is a small wintering population in SW Yemen but the main wintering area is across Africa from the Sahel down to the equator.
Type - nocturnal raptor - typical owl, Summer Habitat - Large open deciduous woodlands, parks, orchards, gardens, nests in holes in trees, Winter Habitat - roosts in trees and hollows,
Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Otus
Species - Otus scops Eurasian scops-owl - Species - ebird.org Eurasian scops-owl - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Eurasian scops-owl - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Eurasian scops-owl - Species - soundapproach.co.uk Eurasian scops-owl - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
Additional Material... Eurasian scops-owl - Images - google.com Eurasian scops-owl - Video - youtube.com Eurasian scops-owl - Datazone - birdlife.org