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One of the largest species of Owl with a wingspan of 49–59 in and on average it is the heaviest Owl in North America weighing 3.5 to 6.6 lb.
Snowy Owls breed in the Arctic Tundra and winter south through Canada.
I took this photograph in the prairies east of Calgary. Given the heavy barring it looks like a female. Probably my last Snowy Owl spotting for this winter.