The Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), the largest and most ferocious owl in the world. is resident in much of Eurasia. They are easily identified by their large stature, prominent ear tufts and bright orange eyes. The Eurasian eagle-owl is found in a number of habitats but is mostly a bird of mountain regions, coniferous forests, steppes and other relatively remote places.
The rock eagle-owl (Bubo bengalensis) belongs to the family of typical owls, Strigidae and is distributed in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Myanmar, and Bangladesh. The rock eagle-owl is usually brown with dark gray markings. It has prominent ear-tufts, resembling Bubo bubo. There is a white throat patch with black stripes.
The Siberian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo sibiricus) range extends from the western foothills of the Ural Mountains to the valley of the Ob River in the east.
The Turkmenian eagle owl (Bubo bubo turcomanus) is a sub species of the Eurasian eagle owl. This sub species originated from Turkmenistan, although they are now extinct in that range and are instead found throughout parts of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.
The Verreaux Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus) is the largest owl in Africa and is also known as the Milky Eagle Owl or Giant Eagle Owl. The name commemorates the French naturalist Jules Verreaux.
See also: Indian Eagle owl, Mackinder's Eagle owl, Milky eagle owl, Siberian eagleowl, Verreaux eagle owl