Eagle Owl / Eurasian Eagle ( Meleagris gallopavo )
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The Eagle owl also known as Eurasian eagle, Bubo bubo in Latin is spread throughout southern Europe, Scandinavia, central parts of Asia and even in northern parts of Africa. It tends to live in an open country and in rocky areas. Its nest is situated on cliff edges and only rarely can be found on the ground.
Bubo bubo is approximately 73 cm /29 inches/ tall which makes it quite a large owl. Hens are even larger. Despite its size it is able to fly pretty quietly. It has got brown plumage all over the body with small white-brown area on the chest. Ears are quite prominent in a typical shape, the bill is black and irides are orange. There are over thirteen different races of Bubo bubo, therefore the plumage coloration may vary. The coloration also depends on the area the owl lives in.
The Eagle owl is also a hunter; therefore its diet consists of mammals, birds, fish. In case the hunting opportunities are limited, it feeds on carrion or earth worms. The hen lays approximately two eggs, which are white colored. The Bubo bubo produces a unique and an unforgettable sound, which may be rather frightening especially during the night. This sound is very important for their communication especially when the breeding season starts. The hens have got a higher-pitched sound.