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Natural History Museum > Birds

submitted by Museum Administration on 18.09.2004

Little Owl

Little Owl
Copyright (2004) Robin Tzannes

The Little Owl is Athena’s bird, called Koukouvaya in Greek. It is this bird that can be heard calling “boop, boop” on summer nights. Formerly very common on Kythera, its numbers have been drastically reduced in recent years. These feathers were found in Fratsia in 1992; the longest one shown is 16 cm.

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