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Children (3-15 Years) £10.95 £9.95
Under 3's FREE FREE
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Milky Eagle Owl

Bubo lacteus

The milky, or Verraux’s, eagle owl is one of the largest of Africa’s 47 species of owl.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 60 - 65cm
Weight: 1.6 - 3.1kg

habitat

Habitat

Milky eagle owls are able to live in a variety of habitats, from rainforests to dry grasslands.

diet

Diet

In the evening these large and powerful owls go hunting, and are capable of taking prey as large as hares, but more usually hedgehogs, fruit bats, mice and snakes.

behaviour

Breeding

Milky eagle owls usually take over the abandoned nests of large hawks or eagles, sometimes forcibly, normally laying 2 eggs.

threat

Conservation

The milky eagle owl is not believed to be endangered as it has a large distribution and its population is stable.

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