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Merlin Bird ID

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    Snowy Owl Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Snowy Owls are very large owls with smoothly rounded heads and no 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)