Snowy owl | Nyctea scandiaca

Distribution area
Northern Asia, Europe and America

Living space
Tundra, moors

Way of living
Outsiders beyond brood time, brooding couples live in preserves which they carefully defend

Food
Lemmings, birds up to a size of a white-grouse, mammals up to a size of an arctic hare

Propagation
3-11 eggs in a simple nest trough on the ground, brooding duration: 30-33 days, only the female is brooding, the male is bringing the food

Body size
Span: 150-160 cm, weight: 1,7-2,1 kg

Maximum age
Approx. 30 years

Protection status
Being subject to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

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