Large ear tufts and bright orange eyes are characteristic of this owl. Hunts mammals from shrews to foxes and young deer. Lay eggs on a cliff edge or sheltered ground depression. The young are independent at 24 weeks old.
This owl’s plumage changes throughout its range becoming paler from north to south. Also it’s size decreases east to west.
At present there are only two pairs of Aharoni’s in captivity in the UK.