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Snowy Owl Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Snowy Owls are very large owls with smoothly rounded heads that rarely show ear tufts. The body is bulky, with dense feathering on the legs that makes the bird look wide at the base when sitting on the ground.

    Relative Size

    About the size of a Great Horned Owl.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 20.5-27.9 in (52-71 cm)
      • Weight: 56.4-104.1 oz (1600-2950 g)
      • Wingspan: 49.6-57.1 in (126-145 cm)