Cyperndvärguv

Cyperndvärguv

  Otus cyprius
Nikokleia, Cyprus - 30 mars 2017

Cyprus Scops Owl perched.
Since this taxon became split from the widespread Eurasian Scops Owl, Cyprus now has an endemic bird species that could not be seen anywhere else outside the island. We found them to be pleasingly common, at least where we searched for them in the Nikokleia area not far from Paphos. This bird and his/her mate were present in the hotel garden where we stayed.