How to Draw a Scops-Owl

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Scops Owl in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Scops Owl.

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How to Draw a Scops Owl - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw two, large eyes and a small triange (for beak)

Step 2: Frame the eyes in a heart shape, then draw a curved line around that to complete the head

Step 3: From the right side, draw the wing

Step 4: Add the chest area from the left of the head, curving it down toward where the legs will be

Step 5: Complete your tail feathering at the bottom

Step 6: Detail your owl wing for feathering

Step 7: Draw short, clared feet to complete your owl

Interesting Facts about the Scops-Owl

The scops owl is a small, agile bird that is usually brownish in coloring with lighter faces and bellies that help them to camouflage themselves into the trunks of trees. The males of this species are smaller than the female scops owl, though both are very slim birds. This body shape helps them to gain access to their prey, which often resides inside the hollow spots of trees. Their favorite fare are bugs, bats and mice. The scops owl will use its sharp talon and long beak to easily pry apart their prey before eating. Sometimes they will eat invertebrates and amphibians that are swimming in shallow water. When a male and a female of this species chooses to mate, they will stay together for many years, producing usually one owl chick together per year.

Did you know?

  • The scops owl has a very good sense of hearing, which makes it easy for them to find prey.
  • When this owl makes its call, it sounds a lot like a whistle.
  • They incubate their eggs in nests that were left behind by other animals.
  • There are many different species of the scops owl, forty-five as of now. They have differently colored feathers from each other, as they occur all over the world and live in varying habitats.
  • There are more spec ies of the scops owl than there is of any other owl species.

Arts and Crafts Activity Notes: : On a large piece of paper or project board draw a tree and color it in with crayons, colored pencils or markers. Display the drawing somewhere in the room, and draw a scops owl. Proceed to make copies for each participant-the more the better!-and distribute them to everyone. Instruct participants to color in their owls with colors identical to or similar to the drawn tree, and then carefully cut them out using safety scissors. Have everyone then fix their owl to the tree using glue stick as the adhesive. Make sure that each owl is glued down firmly with no raised edges. Proceed to then have each participant try and find each owl by counting out loud. Whoever finds them all the fastest is the winner.

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