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Eurasian Eagle-owl


Eurasian Eagle-owl
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Owls all over the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-13 14:40
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eagle Owl is a large and powerful bird, smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. It is sometimes titled the world's largest owl, but so is the Blakiston's Fish Owl, which is slightly bigger on average.
The Eagle Owl has a wingspan of up to 138–200 cm (55–79 in) and measures 58–73 cm (23–29 in) long. Females weigh 1.75-4.2 kg (3.9-9.4 lbs) and males weigh 1.5-3.2 kg (3.3-7 lbs). In comparison, the Barn Owl weighs about 500 grams (1.1 lbs). It mainly feeds on small mammals, but can kill prey up to the size of foxes and young deer (up to 10 kg/22 lb), if taken by surprise. Larger prey (over 3 kg/7 lb) is consumed on the ground which leaves the bird vulnerable (for example to foxes). It is said to be routinely able to swallow a hedgehog whole.

The call of the Eagle Owl is a deep resonant “ooh-hu” with emphasis on the first syllable for the male, and a more high-pitched uh-Hu for the female (in German and Hungarian, the name of this bird is "Uhu" and the Dutch name is “Oehoe”). Each member of an Eagle Owl population can be identified by means of its vocalizations.

The size, ear tufts and orange eyes make this a distinctive species. It has a strong direct flight. The ear tufts of males are more upright than those of females.

The horned owls are a part of the larger grouping of owls known as the typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

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Marx,
Simply put OUTSTANDING WORK!!!
Mario from Canada with greetings.

A beautiful half-profile portrait in fine focus and exposure Marx, which resulted in a great amount of plumage and colouration details. Thanks for this close-up masterpiece my friend.
Mehmet

hello Marx
this is very good sharpness with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Bonjour Marx,
Très beau portrait dans un cadrage serré très judicieux.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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