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They are an owl of the far north, found in arctic Canada, Greenland, and Northern Eurasia.
They are found mostly on the tundra, but sometimes are found in marshes and on the coastlines.
The snowy owl is large, up to 25 inches tall. They are white with some striping (bars) and spots. They have a rounded head, yellow eyes and dark beak.
They hunt during the day.
They eat small mammals like hares, lemmings, and mice and also birds such as ducks and gulls.
The snowy owl begins nesting in mid-May. It scrapes a dent in the ground and lines it with moss and feathers. Females lay 4-10 eggs, more if there is a lot of food. The male brings food to the female while she warms (incubates) the eggs.
Species: B. scandiacus
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