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European Eagle Owl

Order:

Strigiformes

Family:

Strigidae

Lifespan:

20 + years

Gestation:

32 - 35 days incubation, 2 - 3 eggs

Distribution:

Europe and Russia

Habitat:

Mountain cliffs, ravines and rocky forested terrain

Diet:

Carnivore - rabbits, hares, game birds, fox and young roe deer
Facts

The largest and most ferocious owl in the world. They have a Deep two tone hoot.

They can live for 20 years and double in captivity.

A wild eagle owl was once seen carrying a Red fox in it’s talons, their massive feet can easily crush a rabbit’s skull. Eagle Owls eat a huge variety of food and even hedgehogs have been known to be on the menu.

 

 

 

 

Did you know?

The largest item of prey recorded being taken by an Eagle Owl is a Roe Deer weighing 13kg.