A Snowy Owl's average lifespan in the wild is 9.5 years, they are quite a large owl ranging from 20 to 28 inches tall (52 to 71cm) with a wingspan from 4 to 4.8ft(1.3 to 1.5m) and they belong to the typical owl family strigidae and was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus the Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organise plants and animals.
Snowy Owl's breed on the Arctic tundra where the females lay a clutch of 3 to 11 eggs, the parents are very territorial and will defend their nests against all corners-even wolves.
The Snowy Owl is a carnivore and patient hunter that perches and waits for its prey, they have keen eyesight and outstanding hearing that helps them find prey even under the snow blanket, unlike most Owls which are nocturnal,Snowy Owls are diurnal -they hunt and are active both day and night.
A Snowy Owl's preferred meal is lemmings and can eat three to five every day, they also supplement their diet with rabbits,rodents, birds and fish.
These magnificient Owl's can weigh between 3.5 to 6.5lbs (1.6 to 3kg) often remain year-round in their Northern breeding grounds, but they often migrate to Canada, the Northern United States,Europe and Asia. Lemming availability would determine the extent of the Southern migration, when the Owl's take up Summer residence on open fields, marshes and around lakes.
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