Scops owl
Scops owl Scops" owl` [NL. scops, fr. Gr. ? the little horned owl.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small owls of the genus {Scops} having ear tufts like those of the horned owls, especially the European scops owl ({Scops giu}), and the American screech owl ({S. asio}). [1913 Webster]

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