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I know that I have featured this owl quite a bit in my blogs, but I love hearing and finding these lovely creatures, so just enjoy some photos of this iconic bird to wrap up the year, and let me wish you and yours HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the very best for the year ahead.

The collared scops owl (Otus lettia) can often be heard at night and it is resident in Hong Kong, although partially migratory, with some birds wintering in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

This bird can be found and seen in many of the Hong kong forests and other well-wooded areas like Tai Po Kau and Tai Mo Shan.

It is a small (23–25 cm) owl, although it is the largest of the scops owls. Like other scops owls, it has small head tufts, or ears.

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