Bubo bubo kiautschensis
English : Eurasian eagle-owl
French : Grand-duc d’Europe
Class : Aves
Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Notes : 15 other subspecies known.
World’s biggest owl, reaching 71 cm in length for a weight up to 4.2 kg, females heavier than males. Prominent black and beige ear tufts, bright orange eyes. Overall beige to brown with dark spotting. Beige-yellow breast with black spots.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from central and south China to Korea. Species found from south and Central Europe to Norway, east to most of Asia except south-east. Lives in open woodlands, often in or near inaccessible terrain, to 4500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species has a huge range but is globally uncommon. It has suffered from habitat reduction and relentless persecution in many parts of its range.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America
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