Eagle Owl
Bubo bubo

The Birds of Europe
Vol.1 - Plate No. 37

Length: 60 cm

The Eagle Owl is a large owl found throughout the Eurasian continent and also in parts of North Africa, and accidental visitors have been found in Japan as well. They live in open wastelands, and during the night wait in trees or on top of ledges for their prey, such as hares. They make their nests in caves of large trees. Their scientific name 'bubo' comes from their call. This is a superb illustration by Edward Lear masterfully depicting the dauntlessness of the Eagle Owl.