The Scops owl
is a small owl species commonly found in Southern and Eastern Europe.
It is a night bird, and it is rarely seen.
the day it keeps hidden in trees or between rocks, superbly camouflaged
by its beautiful shading colours. The plumage exhibit a rich shade of
treebark-like spots and dashes. When alarmed, it stretches out and
waves as if it was a branch. The owl has two tufts on
its head. Sometimes those 'ears' are barely visible, but when in
danger it puts them straight.
bird is common near human buildings, such as villages, ruins or along
roads where it hunts in the light of streetlamps. The presence of the
Scops owl is noticed by its monotone call, a regularly repeated
‘tjuh ... tjuh’. In warm summer nights this sound
repeated ad nauseam. It feeds mainly of insects, such as grasshoppers,
beetles, crickets, other large insects, but also worms, small mammals,
tree frogs and sometimes small birds. The Scops owl breeds in hollow
trees, but also in holes in walls and nest boxes. They winter in
model of the Scops owl is available as a cardboardmodel for 5,- euro.
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