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Snowy owl - Bubo scandiacus

Snowy owl - Bubo scandiacus

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The snowy owl is a large owl that inhabits a circumpolar range that includes the norther parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Its striking plumage is mostly white with some brown barred and spotted pattern. It has a black bill, golden eyes and small ear tufts. Unlike most other owls, the snowy owl hunts during the day feeding on small mammals such as lemmings and hares or small birds.

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