from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Strigidæ, containing owls of medium size, with conspicuous horns, ear-tufts, or plumicorns; the eared owls.
- n. In entomology, a genus of sphinxes or hawkmoths, founded by Hübner in 1816.
- n. In conchology, a genus of gastropods.
- n. In Crustacea, a genus of amphipods.
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- n. a genus of Strigidae
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Only 16 birds are recorded, most noticeable among them being the blue chaffinch Fringilla teydea teydea, the wild canary Serinus canaria, Berthelot's pipit Anthus berthelotii berthelotii, the commonest bird, kestrel Falco tinnunculus canariensis, long eared owl Asio otus canariensis and Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara.
A hop across the English Channel may therefore seem no trouble at all, and indeed we know that some European owls, like Long-eared owls Asio otus and Short-eared owls A. flammeus, cross bodies of water like the North Sea regularly.
Sex differences in winter distribution of Long-eared owls (Asio otus) in Denmark and neighbouring countries.
Owl species considered rare include: Bubo bubo, Strix nebulosa, Strix uralensis, Asio otus, Sumia ulula, Glaucidium passerinum and Aegolius funereus.
Iris pushed her way to a sitting position and held out her hand, yelling, "Piilevä otus, tulee esiin!"
(Duns S.otus, Albertus, and the like) and the later generation of commentators on the Bible, such as Nicolas de Lyra and Hugo de S. Caro.
Bird subspecies restricted to the Canary Islands include a subspecies of kestrel (Falco tinnunculus teneriffae), a grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea canariensis), a long-eared owl (Asio otus canariensis), three subspecies of chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs tintillon, F.c. ombriosa, F.c. palmae), a Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus canariensis) and two subspecies of great spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major canariensis, D.m. thanneri).
They routinely take Long-eared owl Asio otus, Goshawk Accipiter gentilis, Sparrowhawk A. nisus, Peregrine Falco peregrinus, Gyrfalcon G. rusticolus, Merlin F. columbarius and Rough-legged buzzard Buteo lagopus.
(Falco Tinnunculus), peregrine falcon (Falco Peregrinus), piebald pheasant (phasianus colchicus), buff pheasant, cormorant (phylacrocorax carbo), jay (corvus glandarius), heron (ardea cinerea), horned owl (asio otus).
a certain large moth (_Lasiocampa otus_), which spins a rough cocoon not unlike that of our Emperor moth, and lives in south-eastern Europe, feeding on the cypress and the oak.
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