Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo)

The Eurasian Eagle-owl is the largest owl in the family of owls. They live in rocky landscapes but also forest landscapes. The Eurasian Eagle-owl has a body length of up to 70 cm and wingspan up to 170 cm. The male can weigh up to 2 kg while the female can weigh up to 3 kg.

This owl has distinctive ear tufts, with upper parts that are mottled with darker blackish colouring and tawny. The wings and tail are barred. The underparts are a variably hued buff, streaked with darker colour. The facial disc is poorly developed and the orange eyes are distinctive.

Their food consists mostly of small rodents, hares and some birds. They can also eat reptiles, frogs, fish and larger insects.