The Bubo bubo AKA Eurasian Eagle Owl is the world’s heaviest owl.
It’s wingspan can reach over 6 feet!
These owls are top of the line predators, meaning they are not normally prey for other animals, and will even occasionally prey on other raptors.
I got to spend time with this beauty as he flew free at his home in Avian Behavior International in rural Southern California.
Bubo bubo’s are native to Europe, Asia and parts of Africa.
Their populations declined heavily in the mid 1900’s, but due to conservation efforts, the species is recovering.
Cheers to you from The gorgeous, free flying Bubo bubo~