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Eagle owl(Bubo bubo) informations, facts -

Eagle owl(Bubo bubo)
Eagle owl(Bubo bubo)

Eagle owl(Bubo bubo) is one of the largest species of owl. Eagle owl name varies with its locations like European eagle owl called in Europe, Indian eagle owl called in India. Eagle owl is a very first and powerful bird. Females are slightly big than males. Eagle owl can grow up to 75 cm and with a wingspan of 188 cm.



Common Name: Eagle-owl
Scientific Name: Bubo bubo
Other Name: European eagle owl, Indian eagle owl

Scientific Classification 

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: ‎‎‎‎Bubo
Group: Bird
Number of Species: 1
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Living & Habitat

Living Locations: Europe, Asia, Middle East
Habitat: Mountain regions, Coniferous forests

Physical Classification

Color: Dark Brown, Grey
Skin Type: Feather
Weight: 1.3 kg to 2.7 kg (Approx)
Size: 56 cm to 75 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 65 km/h (Approx)


Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food: Rats, Rabbits, Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish, Insects


Lifestyle: Nocturnal
Lifespan: Up to 20 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 1 to 3 Year
Incubation Period: 32 days
Average Litter Size: 3 to 5
Name of baby: Owlet
Age of Weaning: 6 to 7 Weeks


  • Eurasian Eagle Owls are incredibly similar in appearance to great horned owls. They are brown in color, with dark brown or black markings across their bodies. Their eyes are bright orange and quite noticeable.

  • Eagle-owls are found in much of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. These birds live in many habitats but mostly in mountain regions, coniferous forests, steppes, and other relatively remote places.

  • Eagle owls are carnivores. They hunt different prey species, predominantly small mammals but also birds of varying sizes, reptiles, amphibians, fish, large insects.

  • No, Eurasians do not make good pets. They are large, wild birds, with large talons and sharp beaks. In most places, it is also illegal to own any Eagle Owl as a pet.

  • Eurasian eagle-owls rarely assume the so-called "tall-thin position", which is when an owl adopts an upright stance with plumage closely compressed and may stand tightly beside a tree trunk. This position is commonly thought to aid camouflage if encountering a threatening or novel animal or sound.

  • As the breeding season arrives, eagle owl pairs reunite and build a nest together. These owls are monogamous, and pairs continue to breed year after year with the same partner.


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