birds – rodents
Tundra e rocky regions
Spawn: 7-9 – Incubation: 32-33 days
The Snowy Owl is a Strigidae of large size and is characterized by mainly white plumage. Females have distinctive brownish spots. It is mainly diurnal and solitary and inhabits tundra and rocky areas. It glides slowly and captures prey even as big as the arctic hare. Its favourite prey is the lemming.
Since its eyes are fixed in their sockets, the Snowy Owl has to turn its head in order to see in a different direction. It is able to rotate its head up to 270Â°. The Snowy Owl’s wingspan can reach 160 centimeters.
Each couple lays from 7 to 9 eggs every 35 days. However, in years with scarse food the Snowy Owl may not lay any eggs at all.