The American (North and South America) horned owls and the European Eagle-owls make up the genus Bubo, at least as traditionally described.
The genus name Bubo is Latin for the Eurasian eagle-owl.
This genus, depending on definition, contains about one or two dozen species of typical owls (family Strigidae) and is found in many parts of the world. Some of the largest living Strigiformes are in Bubo. Traditionally, only owls with ear-tufts were included in this genus, but that is no longer the case.