Indian Scops Owl Journal / Notebook - A4

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A4 Notebook with plain or ruled paper. The cover of the journal shows a charming Indian Scops Owl perched on a branch, painted by wildlife artist Peter Paillou (c.1720 - 1790).

A4 Indian Scops Owl Journal

Discover the boundless creativity within you with our A4 Indian Scops Owl Journal! This A4 hardback journal/notebook is not merely a writing tool—it's an invitation to express, imagine, and bring your ideas to life.

Our A4 Indian Scops Owl Journal features an eye-catching Indian Scops Owl design on its premium vinyl laminated hardcover, exhibiting a burst of vibrant color. This hardback notebook is sure to add a dash of character to your desk while motivating you to pour out your thoughts, plans, or masterpieces.

Crafted with an elegant, matte finish exterior, this notebook encapsulates style and durability, ready to accompany you in all life's adventures. Inside, you'll discover 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper, finely balanced to provide an optimum writing experience.

Personalize your writing journey by choosing either ruled or blank paper for the inner pages. Whether you’re a prolific writer, meticulous note-taker, or a budding artist, our notebook caters to your unique needs.

  • Size: 21cm x 29.7cm  (8¼in x 11¾in ) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine for durability and a premium feel.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper - perfect for almost any pen type without fear of bleeding or smudging.
  • Paper type: Available with plain or ruled paper to cater to your personal preferences.
  • Hardback Cover: Sturdy chipboard, overlaid with a visually pleasing vinyl laminate, featuring the unique Indian Scops Owl design.
  • FREE tracked postage!

* Please note that the website images of the A4 Indian Scops Owl Journal (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The A4 Indian Scops Owl Journal uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

** The A4 Journal is only available in the UK at present.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Indian Scops Owl comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). In the mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Indian Scops Owl was one of the watercolour paintings, which resulted from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession, was a keen naturalist and collector. He commissioned over 900 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from the finest painters of his day. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London.

The original watercolour of the Indian Scops Owl is extremely finely painted, with great detail being seen in all of the details of the painting. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful journal.

The Indian Scops Owl

The Indian Scops Owl (Scientific name: Otus bakkamoena),

native to South Asia, is a small to medium-sized owl known for its nocturnal habits and captivating physical features. Distinguished by its rounded head without ear tufts, large yellow-orange to deep orange eyes, and cryptic plumage, this owl measures between 23-25 cm. They possess an impressive ability to camouflage, elongating their bodies and narrowing their eyes to a thin slit to resemble a tree branch when threatened.

The habitat of the Indian Scops Owl extends across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast Asia, often favoring deciduous forests, plantations, and gardens. Their diet is primarily insectivorous, consisting of beetles, moths, and locusts, but they are also known to feed on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. Breeding between February and April, these monogamous owls often reuse old woodpecker holes or natural tree cavities for their nests. They have a lifespan of up to 10 years in the wild, but in captivity, with optimal conditions and care, they can live up to 20 years.

Despite being classified as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the population trend for the Indian Scops Owl is decreasing. Threats include habitat loss, fragmentation, hunting, and trafficking for the illegal pet trade, making conservation efforts crucial for this species. Understanding and appreciating these unique creatures are critical steps in ensuring their protection and preservation for future generations.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your A4 Indian Scops Owl Journal will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you, arriving approximately 24-48 hours later by Royal Mail.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.