Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Eagle Owl

Bubo bubo, Eagle Owl, Hubro. 70cm.

Eagle Owl
A very rare resident in the wooded valleys around the mountains.

They nest on sheltered ledges, crevices or caves on crags and in hollow trees, preferably in a rocky wooded ravine.

They hunt at night in more open areas, with prey being small to medium mammals, sometimes up to the size of foxes and young roe deer, and a wide range of birds, including other birds of prey, up to goshawks.

The female is larger.