Eurasian Eagle Owl - click to enlarge

Bubo, Owl

Bubo is a subspecies of Owls. Bubo are the very big Owls, also considered Eagle Owls. In North America we have the Bubo virginianus which is the Great Horned Owl. Big.

Eurasian Eagle Owl - click to enlarge
Eurasian Eagle Owl – click to enlarge

What happens when an Owl is named the ‘Bubo Bubo’? I think that means ‘Big Big’ Owl, or ‘Big A__’ Owl. This is the Eurasian Eagle Owl.

Eurasian Eagle Owl - click to enlarge
Eurasian Eagle Owl – click to enlarge

It is the largest species of Owl. A full grown bird is around 3 feet (90 cm). The wing span is over 6 feet, and makes not a sound in flight. How’s that for nightmare stuff.

Eurasian Eagle Owl - click to enlarge
Eurasian Eagle Owl – click to enlarge

They breed in parts of Europe and Southeast Asia with many different subspecies with the Bubo group.

Eurasian Eagle Owl - click to enlarge
Eurasian Eagle Owl – click to enlarge
Eurasian Eagle Owl - click to enlarge
Eurasian Eagle Owl – click to enlarge

This bird also has the characteristic orange Bubo eyes. And like everything else, they are really really big. They can live to 20 years, I sure hope they stopped growing somewhere in there.

I do not know, nor want to know, what or who they eat.

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