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Scops Owl

Skull of Scops Owl, Otus scops

If the cicada provides Kythera with music by day, the Scops Owl provides it by night. With its penetrating, repititious ‘boop-boop’ the scops owl calls out from the deserted old buildings of the village.

Scops owl skull, 4.2 cm long. Found dead inside a house in Fratsia, 1985. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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