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One of the largest species of Owl with a wingspan of 49–59in and on average it is the heaviest Owl in North America weighing 3.5 to 6.6lb. Given that this bird was nearly pure white and males are usually whiter than females this is probably a male bird, however, there are exceptions to this rule so it's difficult to be certain.
Snowy Owls breed in the Arctic Tundra and winter south through Canada.
This was my first Snowy Owl sighting of the winter. It was great to see a nearly pure white bird.
Spotted on Nov 27, 2013
Submitted on Dec 3, 2013
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