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A small owl with distinctive ear tufts, found in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
- ‘Here too live several unique plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth - such as the Sokoke scops owl - and endangered species like the African elephant and the Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose.’
- ‘She resembled a small scops owl, tiny, with huge eyes.’
- ‘The shy little Sokoke scops owl lives only in one coastal reserve in Kenya and in a second isolated forest in Tanzania.’
- ‘Minutes later, a faint reply suggests that a pair of Sokoke scops owls have roosted in the distance.’
Early 18th century: scops from modern Latin Scops (former genus name), from Greek skōps.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.