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Well, I finally got around to uploading the Eagle Owl as promised. This beautiful bird was one of many at the owl show we went to as mentioned in my "Owl Story" upload a while back.
I included the image with the handler so you can get a sense of the size of this majestic bird.

Below are some facts about Eagle Owls that I pilfered off the internet. Enjoy:

The Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo, is one of the most powerful owls in the world. It is an inhabitant of Europe and Asia, and is a rarity in Great Britain. It is characterized by its very large size (26 to 28 inches long), the two tufts of feathers on its head and the large orange eyes. It is the largest of the European owls.

This cousin of the Great Horned Owl is rust brown above with dark brown mottling, pale below with longitudinal streaking and blurred crosswise markings.

It prefers to nest on cliffs, steep banks and in the abandoned nests of other large birds. Its prey includes rodents, hares, rabbits and large game birds. Despite its extensive range it is becoming increasingly rare and might be considered endangered.

There are eleven species of eagle owls, six of them are in Africa. Verreaux's Eagle Owl or the Giant Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus) is 26 inches long and inhabits open wooded areas in the western and southern areas of Africa. Its round face is outlined with a black ring and it has large, dark eyes and fluffy ear tufts. Plumage is light gray below and dark brown above.
March 9, 2010
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Mar 9, 2010 5:06:31 pm
Beautiful bird and great info on it! Fabulous captures! Nice work!

by alessimarco Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 5:12:50 pm
Awesome shots and really great information!

by elfin14doaks Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 5:14:05 pm
Beautiful bird!

by shadownet Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 5:14:10 pm
Oh hon! I remember this owl and he was just magnificient! I remember looking at those 'furry' legs and thighs and wanting feel them. But, then looking at the talons at the end of those legs, I think I'll pass, LOL.

And as I recall, he was QUITE the show off, spreading his wings and showing off! I believe I recall the woman saying that it was one of these owls used in the Harry Potter movies.

Fantastic photo!

by Erestorfan Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 5:34:57 pm
I never knew of such a bird, love owls & eagles, how perfect is this.

by 1010 Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 6:08:02 pm
What a gorgeous owl. It is a true rare species.
Gorgeous photography, my friend.

by lululee Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 6:09:18 pm
Holy shmikes!!!!! That's a BIG owl! But what a beauty. So sad these magnificent birds are declining. Those eyes are just mesmerizing.

Great photos, Mike - that portrait is outstanding!

by RodS Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 6:19:24 pm
I don't think I've ever seen a owl that large. I'll bet they're the terrors of the neighborhood. Fantastic photos.

by 2Loose2Trek Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 8:57:08 pm
Wonderful images and information!

by watapki66 Online Now!   Homepage »

Mar 9, 2010 10:25:55 pm
Lovely captures never seen this bird before up close and almost personal lol.. it looks amazing. Great info on this guy too.

by bazza Homepage »

Mar 10, 2010 12:10:18 am
The ticking on the feathers is really highlighted and makes him look so soft, but those steely eyes are riveting.

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Mar 10, 2010 2:02:27 am
Piękna scena .
W powiększeniu jeszcze piękniejsza.
Doskonałe wykonanie i styl.
Piękna cała praca.
Przesyłam pozdrawiania dla Ciebie.

by xpersona Homepage »

Mar 10, 2010 4:55:22 am
Gorgeous owl and captures!

by Pierrot_Lunaire Homepage »

Mar 10, 2010 8:41:45 am

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Mar 10, 2010 12:12:26 pm
Wow what a amazingly cool photoshot my friend, superb capture.

by adrie Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 10:13:57 pm
OMG - he is wonderful!! In the forest behind our apartment seems to live an Eagle Owl (here called Uhu) but I can only hear his call (that sounds pretty scary). Fantastic photos, you really captured his majestic appeal!

by SaintFox Homepage »

Mar 12, 2010 8:29:14 am
WOW Mike, thats amazing. The wings spread image is jaw dropping majestic my friend. Great shot.

by Raddar Homepage »

Mar 21, 2010 7:43:47 am
Nice pictures!

by Nickieboy2004 Homepage »

Mar 23, 2010 6:30:47 am
Magnificent creature!

by A_Sunbeam Homepage »

Jun 13, 2010 11:56:53 am
Beautiful shot! What a magnificent animal...

by vapo Homepage »


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