About The Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eurasian Eagle Owl
Bubo bubo
22 to 30 inches
3.5 to 9.2 pounds
4.9 – 6.5 feet




The Eurasian Eagle Owl can be found in North Africa, Europe, The Middle East, and Asia. Their habitats includes wooded areas, warm deserts, mountain ranges, and riverbeds.



Eurasian Eagle Owls feed on almost anything they can catch. This includes rats, mice, voles, beetles and even larger prey like deer fawns and foxes. They have also been known to feed on other birds such as crows, ducks, and even other owls.
Primarily nocturnal hunters, Eurasian Eagle Owls have various hunting techniques. They take their prey in flight or on the ground and they prefer to hunt in open spacious locations rather than forests.
Eurasian Eagle Owls are typically found nesting in crevices between rocks, sheltered cliff ledges, cave entrances, as well as abandoned nests of other large birds.
At birth the Eurasian Eagle Owl hatchlings are covered in buff colored down.

Cool Facts

  • Eurasian Eagle-owls soar on updrafts, displaying a type of flight similar to that of a Red-tailed Hawk.
  • Eurasian Eagle-owls are among the world’s largest owls.
  • Their orange eyes make them one of the most striking owls in the world.