The Eagle Owl despite its size is generally a good natured bird, preferring to shy away from contact with people, rather than chase them away.
Their day vision is excellent and are able to stare into direct sunlight due to an opaque nicitating membrane, which all birds of prey have to protect their eyes.
The Eagle Owl is able to hunt during the day and does so when they have to feed their young in the nest.
The size of the Eagle Owl does vary between individuals; but the female is approximately 1/3 larger than the male.
The height of the Eagle Owl can vary between 2-2.5 feet and can have a wingspan of 5.5 feet wide, depending on the individual, the weight of the male can vary between 4 - 5.5 pounds and the female can weigh closer to 7 pounds.
In the wild the Eagle Owl feeds on rats, mice, rabbit, squirrel and bird but, it will take any prey that is not larger than itself.
The Eagle Owl swallows its food whole; whenever possible. Thus ingesting fur, feathers, bone & meat.
When eating has been completed the Eagle Owl then regurgitates a pellet discarding the remaining waste which its body does not require.
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