Bubo bubo

Diet: Carnivores; small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects

Lifespan: 20 years in the wild, 60+ years in captivity.

Range/Habitat: Europe and Asia and parts of northern Africa, wooded areas

Conservation Status: LC least concern

Eurasian Eagle-owls are among the world’s largest owls. Eurasian Eagle-owls combine fast and powerful flights with shallow wing beats and long, fast glides. They also soar on updrafts, displaying a type of flight similar to that of soaring hawks like the Red-tailed Hawk. Eurasian Eagle-owls usually hunt at night from a perch or while flying low over the ground or treetops. They are silent hunters that use their keen eyesight and hearing to locate and capture prey.