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Ottawa, Michigan, United States
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Strigiformes > Strigidae

Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

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Seen south of Canada in numbers only some winters. Beautiful owl. Completely white with variable amount of black markings. In general, old males are the whitest, while immature females have the most dark markings. Favors lakeshores and coastal areas with fields, marshes, piers, and sand dunes in winter. Breeds on arctic tundra.

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