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snowy owl

a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.
Origin of snowy owl
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The snowy owl's entire body-even its legs and toes-is covered with soft, fluffy feathers.
  • Occasionally a pure white snowy owl can be seen perched on a log during winter.
  • Occasionally a pure white snowy owl can be seen perched on a log during the winter.
  • Then proceed to the refuge to look for the beautiful snowy owl, a winter visitor from the north.
  • Two of the largest migrants are the snowy owl and the great gray owl.
  • The short-eared owl is a migrant and casual summer breeder, while the snowy owl is a casual visitor in fall and winter.
British Dictionary definitions for snowy owl

snowy owl

a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown
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