• Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Oak forest of continental Greece diorama

Photo of the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo. It is the biggest nocturnal bird of prey with characteristic tufts. It preys on small mammals and larger animals, such as hares, short-toed eagles and peregrine falcons that it hunts by surprise attack. It hunts during sunrise and sunset, spending the rest of the day in rock crevices or tree holes.