Eurasian Eagle-Owl – Карельский зоопарк

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Class: Birds

Order: Strigiformes (Owls)

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Weight: 1.2 – 4.2 kg

Height: 75 cm

Body length: 60 – 75 cm

Coloration: Feather color ranges from brown with yellowish or rusty-yellow tones, while northern populations tend to be ashy-grey with various brown or black markings.

Age of sexual maturity: Sexual maturity is reached at 2-3 years of age.

Incubation period: Incubation lasts 32 – 35 days.

Lifespan: Up to 27 years in the wild and up to 40 years in captivity.

Habitat: The Eurasian Eagle-Owl’s habitat covers almost all of Eurasia and North Africa.

Diet: Eagle-owls hunt various vertebrates, predominantly small mammals and birds.

Did you know?

  • The Eurasian Eagle-Owl can rotate its head up to 270º.
  • Eagle-owls can hear sounds as low as 2 Hz (humans hear from about 16 Hz).
  • As Eurasian Eagle-Owls age, the color of their iris changes. Young birds are with light yellow iris, gradually turning intense dark orange with age.