Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus (formerly Nyctea scandiaca)

Snowy Owl male
Snowy Owl female
The Snowy Owl is well camouflaged in its usual snowy habitat. It lives in the Arctic (is also called the Arctic Owl) throughout summer and ventures to northern Eurasia/America in the winter.
Snowy Owl male The white male Snowy Owl is ghostly in a churchyard at night -- like all owls, it flies silently.
Snowy Owl female The female has speckled brown-grey markings on the body (and juveniles have more black).
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl pair
Until 2002, the Snowy Owl was classed as its own genus Nyctea scandiacus, but DNA analysis has proved it to be closely related to the "horned" Eagle Owls in Bubo genus.
Snowy Owl male Male
Snowy Owl male
Snowy Owl pair Pair
Snowy Owl female
Snowy Owl female Female
Snowy Owl female
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
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