Range and Habitat: North Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Inhabits a diversity of habitats from northern coniferous forests to grasslands and deserts, preferably landscapes with many rocks and open spaces.
Eurasian eagle owls are one of the largest species of owl in the world and have a wing span of 6 1/2 feet.
Eurasian eagle owls primarily prey on small mammals such as voles, rats, and rabbits, but also preys on birds and occasionally amphibians. They usually hunt at night using their keen eyesight and hearing to locate and capture prey.
Fun Facts: Because owls cannot move their eyes, they are equipped with 14 cervical (neck) vertebrae, allowing them to turn their head 270 degrees to see in different directions.