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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scops owl  Zool. Any one of numerous species of small owls of the genus Scops having ear tufts like those of the horned owls, especially the European scops owl (Scops giu), and the American screech owl (Scops asio).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Screech, n. A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.
 Screech bird, or Screech thrush Zool., the fieldfare; -- so called from its harsh cry before rain.
 Screech rain.
 Screech hawk Zool., the European goatsucker; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
 Screech owl. Zool. (a) A small American owl (Scops asio), either gray or reddish in color. (b) The European barn owl. The name is applied also to other species.