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Two predators of the snowy owl are falcons and foxes, but the greatest danger is humans who may hunt the snowy owl for trophies or food, according to the University of Michigan's z...

Snowy Owl
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Nyctea
Species: Nyctea scandiaca
At the extreme northern margins of the arctic tundra lives the Snowy Owl, the northernmost, heaviest, and most distinctively marked owl of North America. Largely diurnal... More » · More images »

Snowy owl

The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. They are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. Younger snowy ...

Snowy Owl - National Geographic

Learn all you wanted to know about snowy owls with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.
During the breeding season, snowy owls are a bit more vocal. FACT: In years when prey is abundant, snowy owls lay more eggs. In parts of their range where lemmings and voles are absent, such as the Shetland Islands, snowy owls feed on rabbits or chicks of wading birds... More »
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Snowy Owl, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The regal Snowy Owl is one of the few birds that can get even non-birders to come out for a look. This largest (by weight) North American owl shows up ...

Snowy Owl, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Learn how to identify Snowy Owl, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. The regal Snowy Owl is one of the few birds that can get even ...

Snowy Owl | Basic Facts About Snowy Owls | Defenders of Wildlife

Snowy owls are mostly white with narrow, sparse brown bars and spots. Their golden colored eyes are rather small for an owl and their toes and claws are ...

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaus, Owl Research Institute, Charlo, Montana.

Snowy Owl - BioKIDS - University of Michigan

Snowy owls are the largest bird species in the arctic. They are 63 to 73 cm long and have an average wingspan of 170 cm. Females are larger and heavier than  ...

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Q: What is a snowy owl adaptation?
A: One way that a snowy owl adapts to its environment is camouflage. Due to its continuously snowy ecosystem, the owl has a bright-white coat which allows it to ma... Read More »
Q: What is the class of the snowy owl?
A: The Snowy owl is from the Strigidae family, from the class Bubo. Read More »
Q: What is the Snowy Owl population?
A: Around 20,000 per square km. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion... Read More »
Q: How tal is a snowy owl ?
A: A Snowy Owl can be up to 27 inches tall, it is one of the biggest owls.It has a wingspan of 45-60 inches. Read More »
Q: How to Make a Snowy Owl Costume.
A: Things You'll Need. Hooded sweatshirt. Sweatpants. Feather boa. Measuring tape. A friend. Mask. Paint. Scissors. Needle. Thread. Feathers. Glue. Fabric. Instruc... Read More »