Desert Eagle Owl

The Pharaoh Eagle-owl is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

The Desert Eagle Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Desert Eagle Owl," said Dr. Khan. He noted that this is the first time the spotted Eagle Owl is reported in the northern parts of the Arabian Peninsula, especially in the UAE, whereas in eastern Arabia sub-species of this owl are found. It may be mentioned here that Dubai Municipality has so far released four Desert Eagle Owls that were raised at Dubai Zoo back to nature during the last four years. More

desert eagle owl Their waiting in an organic life form of being not proud. Posted on 12:55 AM Sun, March 14th 2010 5. 5Lyris Says: And of a day. Posted on 02:41 AM Wed, March 17th 2010 6. More

Desert Eagle Owl Bubo bubo ascalaphus - Breeding site in Ein Avdat. Best seen and heard at dusk halfway down the valley from the main entrance. Look at the cliff to your right. The owls have a nest hole halfway up the cliff and sit out in view as dusk nears, calling. Best to go in after the reserve has closed or else you get turfed off. More

(2000) The diet of the desert eagle owl, Bubo bubo ascalaphus, in the Eastern Desert of Jordan. Journal of Arid Environments, 44: 369 - 372. 6. Llanes, I.B., Tourenq, C., Drew, C. and Al Dhaheri, S. (2008) Presence of the blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) in the diet of the pharaoh eagle-owl (Bubo ascalaphus) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Journal of Raptor Research, 42: 70 - 72. More

has so far released back to nature four Desert Eagle Owls that were raised at Dubai Zoo. More

I looked at some photos of the Desert Eagle Owl, and the majority have a background of reddish rock/mountains or reddish sand; et voila, that proves my point of camouflage. Furthermore, most owls sleep during the day, somewhere hidden e.g. a cave, hence in the evening the only time to photograph it. Last not least, the scenery around the red sea HAS this reddish hue... More

Picture of Bubo ascalaphus above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)
Author: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Bubo
Species : ascalaphus
Authority : Savigny, 1809