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Seychelles scops owl (Otus insularis) latin dict size=69   common dict size=512
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Seychelles scops owl (Otus insularis)

This small forest owl was declared extinct in 1958, before it was rediscovered in 1960. This oversight could have been due to its cryptic plumage, which blends well with the branches on which it perches. The Seychelles scops owl is dark brown-chestnut, mottled with black and pale brown, and barred on the back. The underparts and round face have a faint rufous colouring. The large, golden yellow eyes provide excellent vision, and the powerful, yellow legs and sharp, black claws ensure they are proficient night time predators. Juveniles are slightly paler than adults, and heavily barred, with less black streaking. This owl is rarely seen, but may be recognized by its distinctive call, a deep, rhythmic, saw-like waugh call, typically heard soon after dusk or just before dawn.

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