Eurasian Eagle-Owl (captive; falconer’s bird) in the Black Hills, South Dakota. The Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Bubo bubo, is a large, nocturnal owl species found throughout much of Europe and Asia. This species occurs in a wide variety of habitats, though favors rocky and mountainous areas. Like other owls, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl is a predator. Prey species mainly consist of small mammals, including rodents, rabbits, and hedgehogs. Birds are also common prey. Eurasian Eagle-Owls nest on cliff ledges and in caves. Adults are monogamous and both parents provide parental care.
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is an IUCN species of Least Concern.