What is the difference between the Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)?
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl has orange eyes, whereas the Great Horned Owl has yellow eyes.
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl has vertical underside barring on its feathers, whereas the Great Horned Owl has horizontal underside barring.
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl has a light grey-black bracket around its facial disc, whereas the Great Horned Owl has a strong black bracket around its facial disc.
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is larger than the Great Horned Owl. The Eurasian Eagle-Owl measures about 75 centimetres (30 inches) tall, with a wingspan of 180 centimetres (71 inches). The Great Horned Owl measures about 65 centimetres (26 inches) tall, with a wingspan of 150 centimetres (59 inches).
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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