Scientific Classification

Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Bubo
Class Aves
Scientific Name Bubo bubo sibiricus
Western Siberian Eagle-owl
Western Siberian Eagle-owl

Western Siberian Eagle-owl Description

The western Siberian eagle-owl is the most striking owl in the entire eagle-owl family.

Size & Weight

(Male)

  • WEIGHT: 1.62 to 3.2 kg (3.6 to 7.1 lb)
  • WINGSPAN: 155 to 170 cm (5 ft 1 in to 5 ft 7 in)
  • WING CHORD: 435–480 mm (17.1–18.9 in)
  • HEIGHT: 580 mm to 710 mm

(Female)

  • WEIGHT: 2.28 to 4.5 kg (5.0 to 9.9 lb)
  • WINGSPAN: 165 to 190 cm (5 ft 5 in to 6 ft 3 in)
  • WING CHORD: 472–515 mm (18.6–20.3 in)

Range

Western Siberia (Ural Mountains, Atlai Mountains)

Habitat

Mountainous forests, rocky slopes, semi-deserts

Diet

Large birds, mammals, roe deer fawns, hedgehogs, hares, crabs, frogs, rabbits