Bonanza Bird #22: Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Our Birdorable Bonanza 2012 concludes today as we reveal our 400th species: the Eurasian Eagle-Owl!

Eurasian Eagle-Owls are very large and powerful birds. They have beautiful cryptic plumage, prominent ear tufts, and striking bright orange eyes.

Eurasian Eagle Owl
Eurasian Eagle Owl by cookipediachef

Did you know...?

  • The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is sometimes considered to be the world's largest owl species. Their wingspan may be up to 6 and half feet or two meters!
  • The scientific name for the Eurasian Eagle-Owl is Bubo bubo. Bubo is Latin for owl.
  • This species has a very wide range, with breeding birds recorded in much of south and eastern Europe, and across much of temperate Asia.
  • Eurasian Eagle-Owls eat a variety of prey, including mammals like voles and hares.
  • Nesting usually occurs on rocky surfaces such as cave entrances, cliff ledges, or other crevices. They may also take over abandoned nests of other large raptor species.
  • Like other owl species, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl achieves silent flight through a fringe-like edging across their primary wing feathers.

We've added a coloring page of this beautiful owl. Check out the Eurasian Eagle-Owl and other free PDF downloads here: Coloring Pages.

We hope you've enjoyed our Birdorable Bonanza 2012! We had a lot of fun introducing 22 new birds in 22 days and look forward to the next time! Here is a list of all the birds released during this Bonanza, in case you missed any of them.

Comments

Gustavo Carvalho on July 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM wrote:
I loved this bonanza!!!My favorites were St.Lucia Amazon,Hawk-headed parrot,Orange-winged Amazon,Eastern Rosella,Gentoo penguin and the Red-legged Seriema!!I can't wait for the next bonanza!!And also just to add,i'm loving the changes that you guys from birdorable are doing recently to some birds like the Osprey,Peregrine falcon,Golden conure,Pacific Parrotlet and other 15 birds.I'm a fan of Birdorable!
Heather Richards on October 4, 2016 at 6:14 PM wrote:
I loved this birds bonanza too! 22 is my favourite number. I like Taylor Swift. Spatula.
Spurwing Plover on May 21, 2022 at 7:31 AM wrote:
OWLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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