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Snowy owls (Bubo scandiacus) are carnivorous solitary birds. Male snowy owls are all-white in colour. They have a black beak and yellow eyes. Females have dark spots over their plumage, giving them a dusky brown appearance. With time, males get whiter still. It has great eyesight and sense of hearing. When prey hides behind the bushes, it can spot it through its hearing sense.
Unlike many other owls, the snowy owl is active all day long.


The size of the snowy owl can range from 50.8 to 71 centimetres and weighs around 3.5 to 6.6 pounds. It has a wingspan of 4.2 to 4.8 feet.


On average, it has a lifespan of about ten years in the wild.


The snowy owl has a clutch size range of 3 to 11 eggs. The number of eggs depends on the availability of food. A female snowy owl incubates for 30 days. After about 45 days, the young owls begin to fly.


It is a migratory bird and often travels to the north toward America, Canada, Asia and Europe. As summer approaches, it migrates toward the south in open fields.


Snowy owl inhabits open areas of the Arctic. It perches on grassland and freshwater.
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