Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae (Owls)
Bubo scandiacus Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae (Owls)

The owl that inspired Harry Potter’s Hedwig is an arctic nester. When food is plentiful, most Snowy Owls remain in the Arctic through winter, but many head south when either food is depleted or when large numbers of young Snowy Owls were produced that year, increasing competition.

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