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Colophon

The animal on the cover of JavaScript Enlightenment is a Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo), one of the largest species of owl in the world. Its habitat ranges from the dense forests of western Europe to the mountains of Asia, and from frigid Scandinavian fjords to the deserts of Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

The eagle owl is an imposing bird of prey with a large facial disc (the feathers surrounding the eyes) and bright orange eyes. It stands over 2 feet tall, with a wingspan up to 6 feet across. Along with its size, the dark vertical stripes on its feathers, a mottled white pattern on the breast, and prominent ear tufts make the eagle owl easy to identify.

This owl hunts by watching for prey from a high perch. When it spots a rabbit or other small mammal, it swoops in swiftly and low to the ground to capture prey with its large talons. Eagle owls can also pluck birds out of the air or plunge into water to grab a fish.


  

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