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Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

Snowy owls are closely related to horned owls, such as eagle owls and fishing owls. Male snowy owls are pure white, whereas the females are spotted.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 55 - 70cm
Weight: 1 - 2.5kg

habitat

Habitat

The snowy owl lives in barren Arctic regions but they are also found in tundra, fields and marshes.

diet

Diet

Their usual prey will be rodents and small birds but they are capable of catching prey up to the size of geese or hares.

behaviour

Breeding

Between 3 to 11 eggs are laid in a hole in the ground, which has been lined with feathers. These are incubated for around 5 weeks and the young first leave the nest at only 2 weeks old!

threat

Conservation

The snowy owl is not believed to be endangered as their population is currently large. However numbers are decreasing in the wild and climate change may effect their prey availability.

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