Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52518

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Strigiformes
Family:Strigidae
Genus:Bubo
Genus species:Bubo sp.

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The eagle owl is buff to yellow-orange in color. It has streaks of dark brown and/or white throughout, ear tufts of varying size, and a white throat patch.
Habitat:Temperate and tropical forests, open country, semi deserts
Diet:Carnivore: rodents and other small mammals
Reproduction:Eagle owls will often steal nests from other large birds or will nest in debris platforms in trees or on cliffs. The female lays 1-3 eggs and does most of the incubating herself. Both parents help feed the chicks.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Other birds (larger and smaller) will often mob eagle owls if they fly through their territories. Like other owl species, eagle owls are unable to move their eyes, giving them the appearance of staring.

Other Information

Geographic:Worldwide with the exception of Australia and the Southwestern Pacific Islands Date:1974-07 Subjects:Eagle owl (unidentified)
raptor
Bubo
Strigidae
Owls
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals