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Eagle Owl - Bubo bubo

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Common name: Eagle Owl

Scientific name: Bubo bubo

Accession number: 038

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

In his book "Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain", pp.328, MacGillivray writes that the eyes of the owl are "extremely large and the iris extremely sensible" . The eyes of the owl in this picture reflect that description.

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