Definition of snowy owl in English:

snowy owl

Syllabification: snow·y owl


  • A large northern owl that breeds mainly in the Arctic tundra, the male being entirely white and the female having darker markings.
    • Nyctea scandiaca, family Strigidae
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    • On the other hand, there is a rich community of specialist and generalist predators (arctic foxes, stoats, snowy owls, rough-legged hawks, gulls, jaegers and ravens), all of which feed on lemmings.
    • During our study, pomarine jaegers and snowy owls nested only in the same years as Steller's eiders.
    • In addition, snowy owls, rough-legged hawks, and stoats are also present and prey on lemmings but not on geese.

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