Eurasian eagle-owl

The Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) is one of the largest species of owl, known for its impressive size, powerful talons, and deep hooting call. Here’s a description of its distribution:

  1. Europe: Eurasian eagle-owls are found across much of Europe, inhabiting a wide range of habitats including forests, mountains, rocky cliffs, and open landscapes. They are distributed across countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and many others.
  2. Asia: Eurasian eagle-owls have a vast range across Asia, extending from the Middle East through Central Asia and into Siberia. They can be found in countries such as Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and Russia.
  3. North Africa: In North Africa, Eurasian eagle-owls are found in countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. They inhabit rocky desert areas and mountainous regions.
  4. Middle East: Eurasian eagle-owls are also found in parts of the Middle East, including countries like Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. They inhabit diverse habitats ranging from rocky deserts to forested mountains.

Eurasian eagle-owls are adaptable predators that feed on a variety of prey, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and even other owls. They are known for their distinctive deep hooting calls, which can carry over long distances, especially during the breeding season.

These owls are highly territorial and often nest on cliff ledges or in trees, using abandoned nests or crevices as nesting sites. They are known for their powerful flight and silent hunting techniques, making them formidable hunters in their ecosystems.

Despite their relatively wide distribution, Eurasian eagle-owls face threats from habitat loss, persecution, and collisions with vehicles and power lines. Conservation efforts, including habitat protection and public education, are important for ensuring the survival of this iconic species across its range.

Eurasian eagle-owl in Zoos

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