Pictures, great pictures of snowy owls in the wild
Here is our collection of
snowy owl pictures. This collection is going to get larger as the weeks go by. We love
snowy owl photos and we are going to increase the number of snowy owl pictures in this
section very soon.
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Here is some general information on the snowy owl.
The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is
a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae.
Snowy Owl calls are varied, but the alarm call is a barking, almost quacking
krek-krek-krek-krek; the female also has a softer mewling pyee-pyee-pyee-pyee or
prek-prek-prek. The song is a deep repeated gawh. They may also clap their beak in
response to threats or annoyances. While called clapping, it is believed this sound may
actually be a clicking of the tongue, not the beak.
The Snowy Owl is typically found in the northern circumpolar region, where it makes its
summer home north of latitude 60 degrees north. However, it is a particularly nomadic
bird, and because population fluctuations in its prey species can force it to relocate, it
has been known to breed at more southerly latitudes.