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The Eagle Owl is among the largest owl species, with a wingspan of over 6 ft. These owls are distributed across a wide range of habitats across Europe and Asia.

Approximate size in inches: 3.13 L x 1.19 W x 2.13 H.

Eagle Owl Information:

The Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is one of the largest species of owls and is found across much of Europe and Asia. Here are some key points about this fascinating bird:

  1. Physical Description: Eagle Owls are known for their large size and distinctive appearance. They have prominent ear tufts, which are actually feather tufts and not ears, and bright orange-yellow eyes. Their feathers are a mottled combination of brown, black, and gray, providing excellent camouflage in their woodland habitats.

  2. Size: They are among the largest species of owls in the world, with wingspans reaching up to 6 feet (almost 2 meters) and standing over 2 feet (about 60 centimeters) tall. Females are typically larger and heavier than males.

  3. Habitat: Eagle Owls inhabit a variety of habitats including forests, rocky cliffs, and mountainous regions. They are adaptable birds and can be found in both temperate and arid regions.

  4. Diet: These owls are formidable predators, feeding on a wide range of prey including mammals (such as rabbits, hares, rodents), birds (including other owls), reptiles, amphibians, and even large insects. They are skilled hunters, using their keen eyesight and silent flight to ambush prey.

  5. Behavior: Eagle Owls are primarily nocturnal, hunting at night and roosting during the day in concealed locations such as dense foliage or rocky crevices. They are solitary birds except during the breeding season.

  6. Breeding: Breeding season typically occurs in late winter or early spring. Eagle Owls are monogamous and form long-term pair bonds. They nest in cliffs, trees, or abandoned nests of other large birds. The female typically lays 1 to 4 eggs, which she incubates for around 5 weeks. Both parents participate in raising the young, which fledge after about 8 to 9 weeks.

  7. Conservation Status: While not globally threatened, Eagle Owls face various threats including habitat loss, persecution, and collisions with vehicles. Conservation efforts such as habitat preservation and monitoring of nesting sites help in ensuring their continued survival.

  8. Cultural Significance: Eagle Owls have been depicted in various cultures throughout history and are often associated with wisdom and mystery. In some cultures, they are considered symbols of good luck, while in others, they are feared or revered as symbols of death or darkness.

Overall, the Eagle Owl is a fascinating and majestic bird of prey, well-adapted to its diverse range of habitats and playing an important role in maintaining ecological balance as a top predator.

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Product Code: #100364

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Manufacturer Age Recommendation:

3+ Years

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