Turkmenian Eagle Owl this Beauty is only 17 weeks old ! …….. (-:
Very large owl with prominent ear tufts and vivid orange eyes, with a deep resonant “ooh-hu” with emphasis on the first syllable.
From Europe across Russia to Pacific, South to Iran, Pakistan across to China and Korea, Mainly remote rocky areas, river valleys, ravines, quarries etc. also open forest, Taiga, steppe and semi desert.
Eats mainly mammals from shrews up to foxes and young deer. Also a wide range of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Rare or uncommon through most of its range. Becoming very scarce in parts of Europe.