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Pharaoh Eagle-Owl

Bubo ascalaphus

Description:

The rare Pharaoh Eagle-Owl is a large eagle owl of the North African and Middle Eastern deserts. It has large orange eyes and a mottled plumage. Its head is crowned with small ear tufts.

Habitat:

This owl was found injured along a desert road and was being rehabilitated at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. Normal habitat is dry savannah and rocky deserts. Distribution: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates.

Notes:

Find out more about the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital at http://www.falconhospital.com

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30 Comments (1–25)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Wow..great spotting!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Noah Citizen!

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

Mesmeric! You get lost in its eyes...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Many thanks chebeague8!

chebeague8
chebeague8 9 years ago

He has such orange eyes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks for your comment Frank!

FrankSengpiel
FrankSengpiel 9 years ago

Incredible eyes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks for your comment Rajas! Yes they are striking...

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 9 years ago

Scary eyes...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you FrankWeaver and pawpaw99!

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 9 years ago

Really cool photo!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Merci Saarbrigger! Sure they do, I'm sure it's the big eyes...

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

C'est magnifique. Great series Daniele. They look always a bit surprised on pictures. :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Stian. Yes they do!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Great pictures Daniele! Owls do have some amazing eyes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Gorgeous bird and amazing series.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Small Wonders!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Beautiful spot Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Alice and Derek! Alice I'm honestly not sure of the reason of the green tinge, especially as some of the plumage is white as expected for the species, so I wouldn't think it's a colour bias in the photography. These feathers appeared like that under all angles of shooting as you can see. Maybe something related to the treatment the bird received...

DerekCarrie
DerekCarrie 9 years ago

Wow!! That is amazing!! I love the eye color!! So unique!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Is the greenish feathers the natural color? A beauty!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

أبوظبي, أبو ظبي, United Arab Emirates

Spotted on Sep 28, 2011
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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