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European Scops-Owl Otus scops

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Eurasian Scops Owl, European Scops Owl, Eurasian Scops-Owl, Common Scops Owl, Common Scops-Owl, Scops Owl, Eastern Scops Owl, Eastern Scops-Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lesvos Island, Greece - May, 2003 © Ben van den Broek  Lesvos Island, Greece - May, 2003 © Ben van den Broek 
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Europe and North Africa to w. Asia;
(1) W. Europe (c. France, s. Germany, s. Poland, Turkey) to nw. and c. Russia and c. Africa.
(2) Cyclades Is. and Crete.
(3) Cyprus.
(4) Transcaspia, n. Iran and e. Pakistan (Baluchistan).
(5) Caucasus Mountains and Russia to c. Asia in sw. Siberia e. to Lake Baikal, w. Transbaikalia and nw. India.
(6) Iberia, Balearic Is. and nw. Africa (nc. Morocco to Tunisia).
Winters in Africa s. of the Sahara.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Avisoft
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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