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european eagle owl
(Bubo bubo)


Throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Middle East and Asia.

biological characteristics

Adaptable to forests and open areas. Tend to make their nests in open habitats and sometimes share habitat with eagles. Generally nocturnal, can be spotted all year round, especially at dusk and early evening.

conservation status

Listed as Least Concern (IUCN red data list).


  • The European eagle owl cannot be found in the wild in the United Kingdom (unless they have been illegally released), as they were heavily hunted                          during the 19th Century.

fact file

European otters have flaps over their ears and nose that close shut while the otter is swimming. The eyes, however, remain open under water.