Monday, April 25, 2011

Bird #4

The snowy owl was perched high in a tree with its big yellow eyes staring at me. The snowy owl is white with black bars and spots on its body with a black bill. This owl is about 51-68.5 cm with a wingspan of 137-164cm. the snowy owl weighs about 1134-2000g. These owls feed on mice, rabbits, rats, moles and small birds.Their preditors are mainly wolves and foxes. The females may leave 5 to 8 eggs  the chicks hatch within 32 to 34 days.

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