The Eurasian Eagle-Owl has distinctive ear tufts, with upper parts that are mottled with darker blackish coloring and tawny and the wings and tail are barred. The eyes are a beautiful shade of orange. It is a mostly a nocturnal predator, hunting for a range of different prey species. It typically breeds on cliff ledges, in gullies, among rocks or in some other concealed locations.
Once it finds a mate, they are monogamous for the remainder of life. On average, two eggs are laid at intervals which hatch at different times. The female incubates the eggs and broods the young, and the male provides food for her and when they hatch, for the nestlings as well. Continuing parental care for the young is provided by both adults for about five months.
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