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Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)

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Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) - Eagle Owl
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Eagle Owl
Large, sturdy owl with black-speckled, dark-brown, vermiculated colouring. Has prominent "ears". Eyes with orangey iris. In flight, large, rounded wings and large, short, rounded head. Sings a deep "oo-hu"
Similar species
Long-eared Owl, although this bird is quite a bit smaller.
All year round.
Seeing the species
Rather complicated due to its nocturnal habits and low density. It is a good idea to try twilight hours. Relatively easy to hear in its breeding grounds (it sings in winter).
Where to watch it
Lumbier-Arbayun, Bardenas.

Recommended observation points: Lumbier-Arbaiun, Bardenas.

Times of the year present: todo el año.

Observation: algo complicada por sus costumbres nocturnas y baja densidad. Conviene aprovechar los crepúsculos. Relativamente fácil de oir en sus zonas de cría (canta en invierno).

Nature: residente.

Description: búho de gran tamaño, robusto y de coloración pardo oscura vermiculada y jaspeada de negro. Presenta prominentes "orejas". Ojos con iris de color anaranjado. En vuelo grandes alas redondeadas y cabeza grande, corta y redondeada. Canto un "U-HU" grave.

Similar species: Búho chico, aunque éste es bastante menor.

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