They’re a stunning combination of white feathers and golden eyes. They live in the Arctic tundra of North America, Europe and Asia. And they were thrust into the limelight by our favorite boy wizard.
Yes, we’re talking about the snowy owl, one of the largest and most show-stopping of all the owl species. Unlike other owls who are nocturnal, snowy owls are diurnal, meaning they’re active during the day. They’re also nomadic, constantly on the move following their favorite food source –– lemmings, small rodents. Where the lemmings go, the snowy owls follow. And we’re not talking some lemmings, but lots of lemmings. A single owl can eat more than 1,600 lemmings a year.
What else? Snowy owls have a wingspan of about 5 feet; males are whiter than females; their regal plumage is built for the Arctic; and their feet are covered in fluffy white feathers, making it look like they’re rocking some funky white fur boots. Style and substance, we love it.
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