The name Common Scops Owl may refer to either of three species that were were formerly considered conspecific (of, or belonging to, the same species) and are allopatric, meaning that only one species is found in any given place.
- In Europe and western Asia, the European Scops Owl (Otus scops)
- In southern Asia, the Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia)
- In Africa, the African Scops Owl (Otus senegalensis)
Research by Sibylle Johnson
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