Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls and Typical Owls (Tytonidae and Strigidae)

Code 4

SNOW

Code 6

BUBSCA

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HEAD

Snowy Owl Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Brilliant golden yellow, sometimes almost orange.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Spotted, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: White and may include narrow gray or brown barring.
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: White

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BODY

Snowy Owl Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 51-69 cm (20-27 in)
  • Weight: 1814 g (64 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White with narrow gray or brown barring.
  • Upperparts: White with variable gray or brown barring.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Snowy Owl Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flap and glide flight., Strong deep wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 137-168 cm (54-66 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: White
  • Upper Tail: White with variable black barring.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Feathered in white.
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