Siberian Eagle-owl - Bubo bubo sibiricus
This sub-species of Eagle-owl is much paler than the one living in our regions – some can even be completely white. This is an adaptation to the living environment. Notice the position of the 2 front toes which, together with the back ones, create a grip which is just as efficient for making a quick kill as carrying its prey. This is called a zygodactyl foot.
CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Strigiformes
FAMILY : Strigidae
WINGSPAN : 1.6 – 1.9 m
WEIGHT : Male 1.5-2.8 kg / Female 1.7-4.2 kg
CLUTCH SIZE : 2-4 eggs
INCUBATION : 34-36 days
LIFE EXPECTANCY : 25 years
DIET : small and medium-sized mammals, birds, fish and sometimes snakes.
NATURAL HABITAT : tundra, wooded steppes, rocky areas
RANGE : from Western Siberia to the Altai Mountains
Conservation status info
LC : Least Concern