The Eurasian Eagle Owl is the world’s largest owl and it used to be heard quite often in large parts of Sweden but in the mid-20th century the number decreased dramatically. Environmental hazards, reduced habitats and persecution are considered to be the causes.
The largest have a wingspan of up to 170 cm. With distinctive ear tufts and orange eyes, they are a yellow brown underneath with dark streaks and mottled darker blackish colouring and tawny on the top. They typically nest on cliff ledges, in gullies, among rocks or in other concealed locations and usually pair for life.
The Eurasian eagle-owl is believed to have been saved thanks to conservation projects.
The Eurasian eagle-owl’s sound can reach over 4 km.
It can live up to 30 years.
Despite its size, a Eurasian eagle-owl weighs no more than 2-3 kg.