Habitat: northern coniferous forests, taiga,
rocky coast lines, steppe and grasslands
Weight: 3.3-9.3 lb
Average Lifespan: 15-20 years
Incubation Period: 31-36 days
Number of Young: 1-4
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Active mainly from dusk to dawn.
- Flight is noiseless.
- Rocky landscapes or cliffs are favored nesting sites.
- The male’s call is a deep,"oohu-oohu-oohu", and the female's is slightly higher than the male's.
- When threatened, they may bark and growl.
- It is sometimes referred to as the world's largest owl.
- Fledged young are cared for by both parents for around 20–24 weeks.