The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is a very large species of owl native to much of Europe and across Asia. They are woodland birds, nesting on cliff ledges or open, shallow caves. They may also take over old nests from other birds of prey, or even nest on the ground when no other suitable site is available.
Eurasian Eagle-Owls are very large and powerful birds. It can be distinguished by its large ear tufts, and by its piercing orange eyes.
Eurasian Eagle-Owls feed on mammals, ranging in size from voles and mice to marmots and foxes. They hunt using silent flight and take prey by surprise.