Bubo bubo - Eurasian Eagle Owl - Uhu
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|Bubo bubo - Eurasian Eagle Owl - Uhu|
The photo was taken at the Burren Bird of Prey Centre, Ballyvaughan County Clare Ireland
"Description: The upperparts are brown-black and tawny-buff, showing as dense freckling on the forehead and crown, stripes on the nape, sides and back of the neck, and dark splotches on the pale ground colour of the back, mantle and scapulars. A narrow buff band, freckled with brown buff, runs up from the base of the bill, above the inner part of the eye and along the inner edge of the black-brown, "ear-tufts".
The rump and upper tail-coverts are delicately patterned with dark vermiculations and fine wavy barring. The facial disc is tawny-buff, speckled with black-brown, so densely on the outer edge of the disc as to form a "frame" around the face. Chin and throat are white continuing down the centre of the upper breast
The whole of the underparts except for chin, throat and centre of upper breast is covered with fine dark wavy barring, on a tawny-buff ground colour. Legs and feet are likewise marked on a buff ground colour but more faintly.
The tail is tawny-buff, mottled dark grey-brown with about six black-brown bars.
Bill and claws are black, the iris is orange (yellow in some subspecies).
Size: Length: 58-71cm (22.8-28")
Weight: Female 2280-4200g (80.4-158oz) Male 1620-3000g (57.1-105.8oz)
Average Wing Length (one wing only): Female 47.8cm (18.8") Male 44.8cm (17.6")
Habits: Active mainly at dusk to dawn. Flight is noiseless, whith soft wingbeats interrupted by gliding when flying over long distance. Will sometimes soar..."
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- [2008-07-12 23:51]
Hi Marina , a beautiful portrait of this owl , great color and detail. thanks for sharing
- [2008-07-12 23:54]
lovely picture.good portrait
This is such a photogenic owl!
The colours and details, especially the eye, are excellent.
- [2008-07-13 5:40]
Striking shot with good DOF. Gary
great portrait, did not know u have them in Ireland, TFS Ori