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Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops turanicus   - Adult
Eurasian Scops Owl
Photographer : © Trishant Simlai
Location :Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India
Date : 31 January 2007
English synonyms:Eurasian Scops-Owl, Scops Owl, Scops-Owl, Common Scops Owl, Common Scops-Owl, European Scops Owl, European Scops-Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Bird Group :STRIGIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We found this owl on a rocky heap near an open field, it flew off to a perch when approached. We heard the owl call and it sounded like a metallic whistle. - TS