Great Grey Owl


(Strix nebulosi)

  • Native to: Northern North America, Northern Europe and Northern Asia. In the wild, the Great Grey Owl would live in a variety of forested habitats, including boreal forests and coniferous forests.
  • Diet: The Great Grey Owl is a carnivore and the majority of their diet consists of small rodents but they will also eat birds, rabbits and squirrels.
  • Lifespan: 30 years.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern
  • Fun Facts: The Great Grey Owl is one of the largest owl species living in the northern Hemisphere and one of the tallest species of owl in the world. It has a large facial disc, which is the largest of any bird of prey.  This facial disc is concave and channels sounds to the owls ears so they can locate their prey.  They have very good hearing and can even locate their prey under snow.

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October 30, 2018