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scops owl

[skops] /skɒps/
noun
1.
any of a group of small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call, especially Otus scops (Old World scops owl) and O. sunia (Oriental scops owl)
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < New Latin < Greek skṓps little horned owl
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