The Ural Owl lives from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe through Central Asia and Siberia to
Korea and the Japanese/Russian islands of the Pacific. There are several regional subspecies.
Like most owls, the bird underneath is much smaller than indicated by the deep plumage -
more so in the case of the Ural Owl which needs ample insulation in its northern range.
These large owls have light plumage for camouflage in snowy habitats.
They like to play "scissors, paper, stone".
A captive Ural Owl fostering orphaned Tawny Owlets. In the wild, Ural Owls pair for life and both
parents help to raise the chicks.