The painting is one of a pair illustrating an allegory of male naiveté and the slyness of women. “Civetta” is the Italian word for "screech-owl" but is also used informally to describe a flirtatious woman, or coquette. In the painting male birds are caught in traps set by women using an attractive woman as bait.
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