Leucistic Eagle Owl

Bai Qingquan, a fellow birder from Dandong, has just sent me this photo of a leucistic Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo).  This bird had been terrorising a local farmer in Zhuanghe, Liaoning Province and had apprently taken two lambs and several chickens before the farmer was able to catch it.  It has since been released away from the farm..  An unusual looking bird.

A leucistic Eagle Owl, Zhuanghe, Liaoning Province

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About Terry Townshend

I am a British birder living and birding in Beijing from August 2010 until 2015. Through this blog I hope I can convey a sense of what it is like to live in this thriving, confident and contrasting city and the birdlife that can be found in its environs. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it! Terry Townshend, Beijing September 2010
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2 Responses to Leucistic Eagle Owl

  1. Dev says:

    Lambs? Isnt that too big for him?

    • Hi Dev,
      Eagle Owls will tackle relatively large prey. It has been known for them to take small dogs! So lambs are certainly possible prey items. Eagle Owls are big and powerful birds! Cheers, Terry

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