The Snowy Owl is a large owl, which belongs to Strigidae, typical owl family. It was classified in 1758. Arctic owl and Great white owl are the other names of snowy owl. This owl is the official bird of Canadian province Quebec. Here are some facts about Snowy owl.
These big owls fed on mammals like rodents and hares. They also eat birds, including geese and small song birds.
Snowy owls are found in North America, Alaska, Northeastern Manitoba, Northern Quebec and in Northern Labrador. In winters they are also found in United States in Central California, Texas and Florida.
3. Hunting Behavior
Unlike other Owl species, snowy owl hunt during the day, although, they hunt from dawn to dusk but in some situations they can hunt during night as well. Moreover, they are nomadic birds. They can migrate to other places, if prey is limited. They usually migrate to southwards in search of food.
Mating season of White owl is month of May. Gestation period is about 32 days. Clutch size range from 3 to 11 eggs. Only females incubate eggs and male provides the food to her and young ones. Young owls learn to fly after they are 50 days old.
Snowy owls are not entirely white; they have few dark markings over their wings, breast and back of their head. Their eyes are bright yellow and bills are black.