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442: Natural History Museum > Birds

submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003

Scops Owl

Scops Owl
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

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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