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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.
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snowy owl

n
(Animals) a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown
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n.
a diurnal arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.
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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.
Vole-eating raptors (Buteo spp., Circus spp., Falco tinnunculus, Nyctea scandiaca, Surnia ulula, Asio spp., Strix uralensis, Aegolius funereus) in total formed 26.5% and 23-24% of the material.
The great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) and snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca) are slightly longer and have somewhat wider wingspans, but neither approaches the great horned owl in weight, power, aggressiveness, and distribution.
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.
The virus used to infect animals in these studies was a second Vero cell passage of strain NY385-99, originally isolated from the liver of a Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) that died at the Bronx Zoo during the 1999 WNV epizootic in New York City (7).
Others identified were red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, 6), snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca, 2), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura, 2), and red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus, 1).
Earle signed a law protecting all raptors, excepting the three species of "bird-killing" accipiters and two species of owls, the great homed owl and the snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca) (Kosak 1995).
In the deserts and subdeserts of Kazakhstan, there are many birds that nest far away in the Arctic tundra (it is summer there during Kazakhstan's winter); among them are the snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), the desert lark (Ammomanes deserti), and even the snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca).
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.
Lemmings are prey for many arctic species, including arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus), pomarine jaegers (Stercorarius pomarinus), and snowy owls (Nyctea scandiaca), especially in years with lemming population highs.
Previous reports of knemidokoptic mange in raptors are scarce and include K mutans in a great-horned owl (Bubo virginianus) (10) and unidentified Knemidokoptes species in a snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca), (11) a Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni), (12) and in accipiters in Great Britain." To our knowledge, no Micnemidocoptes mite has been found on a raptor previously and the congeneric, M derooi, was only described once in African palm swifts (Cypsiurus parvus) (4) Another golden eagle identified concurrently with this case was infested with the same mite, based on SEM and DNA testing.