snowy owl

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snowy owl

n.
A large diurnal owl (Bubo scandiacus) of Arctic and subarctic regions, having snow-white plumage with dark markings.

snowy owl

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(Animals) a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown

snow′y owl′


n.
a diurnal arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.
Translations

snowy owl

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Butler, 1874 60 Mesosemia loruhama Hewitson, 1869 61 Mesosemia machaera Hewitson, 1860 62 Mesosemia maeotis Hewitson, 1859 63 Mesosemia menoetes Hewitson, 1860 64 Mesosemia methion Hewitson, 1860 65 Mesosemia metura Hewitson, [1873] 66 Mesosemia mevania Hewitson, [1857] 67 Mesosemia misipsa Hewitson, 1859 68 Mesosemia nyctea (Hoffmannsegg, 1818) * 69 Mesosemia nr.
otus (Linnaeus), long-eared I R owl Athene cunicularia (Molina), W R burrowing owl Bubo virginianus (Gmelin), great I C horned owl Nyctea scandiaca (Linnaeus), snow N R owl Otus asio (Linnaeus), eastern I C screech-owl Strix varia Barton, barred owl I O Order Caprimulgiformes goatsuckers, oilbirds, and allies) Family Caprimulgidae (goatsuckers) Caprimulgus carolinensis Gmelin, S R chuck-will's-widow C.
Species Common name Aegolius funereus Tengmalm's Owl Strix uralensis Ural Owl Strix aluco Tawny Owl Bubo virginianus Great Horned Owl Nyctea scandiaca Snowy Owl Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Buzzard Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier Accipiter gentilis Goshawk Falco tinnunculus Eurasian Kestral Alopex lagopus Arctic fox Species Literature citations Aegolius funereus Korpimaki (1987, 1989) Strix uralensis Pietiainen (1988), Pietiainen and Kolunen (1993) Strix aluco Southern (1970) Bubo virginianus Houston and Francis (1995) Nyctea scandiaca Portenko (1972) Buteo lagopus Hagen (1969) Circus cyaneus Simmons et al.
longicaudus, Larus hyperboreus, Nyctea scandiaca, and Alopex lagopus) is a resident rodent specialist.
Scientists identify the snowy owl as Nyctea scandiaca, a name that translates prosaically as the "nocturned bird of Scandinavia.
Snowy owl harfang des neiges Nyctea scandiaca 18 Short-eared owl hibou des marais Asio flammeus 29 Common raven grand corbeau Corvus corax 26 Horned lark alouette hausse- Eremophila 82 col alpestris American pipit pipit d'Amerique Anthus rubescens 100 American tree bruant hudsonien Spizella arborea 88 sparrow Savannah sparrow bruant des pres Passerculus 85 sandwichensis White-crowned bruant a couronne Zontrichia 53 sparrow blanche leucophrys Lapland longspur bruant lapon Calcarius 100 lapponicus Snow bunting bruant des neiges Plectrophenax 26 nivalis Common/hoary sizerin flamme/ Carduelis flammea/ 32 redpoll blanchatre hornemanni TABLE 2.
bernicla and king eiders Somateria spectabilis on the northeastern Taimyr Peninsula, especially in relation to snowy owl Nyctea scandiaca.