Great Grey Owl

Strix nebulosa

The great grey owl is from the family strigidae. It is a majestic and uncommon member of the owl family. It is also the largest of its species, although its fluffy feathers often mask its actual body size. A stealthy hunter, this owl’s wing-beats are barely audible, with ears are so finely-tuned that it can detect prey that is buried deep within a snowdrift.

Characteristics

The great grey owl is the largest owl in North America, though it is outweighed by the snowy owl. The great grey weighs around 1.8 kg (4 lbs), its feathers alone weigh more than its entire skeleton! The length of this owl is 61-84 cm (24 – 33.1 inches) and it has a wingspan of 137-152 cm (53.9 – 59.8 inches)…

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