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Causses & Cévennes - sud Massif Central

Causses Cévennes

Vacation in the Gorges du Tarn, Causses & Cevennes

Eagle owl - bubo bubo

 jeunes grand ducs
jeune hibou

Hibou grand duc, bubo bubo, Eagle owl, oehoe, Uhu, berguv, gufo reale, buho real, Uhu, Eule, Käuzchen

Diurnal bird of prey, with long rounded wings, short tail and feathered legs and feet.
Head large, with large eyes facing forwards and set in a  prominent flattened facial disc, whose feathers conceal the short hooked bill.

One of the two largest owls of the region, an enormous, almost eagle-sized bird,
The  prominent ear tufts do not represent true ears.Sexes alike.

Flight slow and flapping. Stance upright. Nest in  a hole, or in  a old nest of other bird or even at the ground. Eyes large, orange.Song: a deep 'oo-hu'; other calls include a harsh 'kveck, kveck'.

Dense forests, rocky gorges. Hunting at down and dusk for mammals as large as roe deer and birds as large as Capercaillie.top
26 - 28 in..