great gray owl

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Noun1.great gray owl - large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasiagreat gray owl - large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Strix, Strix - owls lacking ear tufts
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They average four pounds--a pound heavier than the great horned owl and twice as heavy as the great gray owl (the tallest species in North America).
Other owls live and hunt mostly in the forest: the pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum), the Tengmalm's owl (Aegolius funereus), the Ural owl (Strix uralensis), the great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) and the hawk owl (Sturnia ulula).
To be set down in a frozen pasture, to be snatched up by a great gray owl? Light streaks east, flapping her giant flagrant wing.
The great gray owl is also known as the great gray ghost, phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl and sooty owl.
The snowy owl is the most massive owl in all of North America, much more powerful than a great horned owl or great gray owl.
Increase in distribution records of owl species in Manitoba based on a volunteer nocturnal survey using boreal owl and great gray owl playback.
Designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, the Sax-Zim Bog is a major wintering ground for northern owls including the "Phantom of the North"--the three-foot-tall great gray owl.
Dead Owls Flying is the story of research on Strix nebulosa, the great gray owl or "phantom" of the northern forests.
Beautiful illustrations of black bears, bighorn sheep, yellow bellied marmot, great gray owl, garter snake, salamander, mountain goats, and more creatures are displayed.
I was surprised to learn that the great gray owl, with a much smaller body than the snowy owl and great horned owl, has a wing surface area up to 3277 [cm.sup.2], equal to the area of five sheets of typing paper.