The scops owl Scientific name:Otus senegalensis Call By: Lisa Brownlee
What makes a bird of prey a bird of prey? • Sharp talons • Curved beak • Excellent eye sight
good eye sight • Good hearing • Talons
Characteristics of the scops owl • wingspan: • height: • Wight:
Habitat • They are found on all regions of the earth except Antarctica most of Greenland and some islands.
Diet • Insects • reptiles • bats • mice • small birds. • earthworms • amphibians • aquatic invertebrates.
Young • Most species lay and incubate their eggs in a cavity nest that was originally made by another animal. During the incubation period, the male will feed the female. • These birds are monogamous, with biparental care, and only fledge one young per year.
enemies • They have no enemies
DDT DDT is a powerful chemical that can kill living things. When farmers spray DDT on their farms, the rodents and other small mammals in the farms vicinity die. Spotting an easy meal, birds of prey like eagles, vultures etc pick them up. As a result, the chemical enters the birds body causing diseases and even death in most cases. DDT also causes the birds to lay eggs with very thin shells. The thin shelled eggs break easily and the embryo will die
video Hear is a little video of a scops owl