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Scops Owls are part of a widespread genus of around 40 species which include the American screech owls.
To defend themselves these tiny owls spend much of their time with their eyes shut for camouflage. They roost in thorny bushes until dusk when it is feed time.
They live in varying habitat and often breed in abandoned stick nests of small hawks or holes in decaying trees. Possibly the most attractive small owl species and also partly diurnal, hence its selection for indoor displays and hawk walks.
Up to 300mm wingspan
185g to 220g
Life Span in Wild:
Scrubland, savannah, rocky areas
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What Do I Eat?
Large insects and small mammals.
Where Do I Live?
Sub-Saharan Africa, in countries such as Ivory Coast, Congo, and Cameroon .