Snowy owl

Female snowy owl
Snowy owl during flight

The Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is an owl native to the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. They hunt rodents.

Lemmings are a favourite prey.

The male's mating call sounds like krek-krek, while the female's mating call sounds like pyee-pyee or prek-prek.

In the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (USA edition: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), Harry is assigned a female snowy owl as his animal companion.[1] Her name is Hedwig.

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References

  1. Erickson, Laura. "The Owls of Harry Potter". Retrieved 14 February 2018. 


Other Languages
العربية: بوم ثلجي
asturianu: Bubo scandiacus
azərbaycanca: Qütb bayquşu
башҡортса: Ҡуян ябалағы
беларуская: Сава белая
български: Полярна сова
བོད་ཡིག: འུག་དཀར།
brezhoneg: Kaouenn-erc'h
català: Duc blanc
čeština: Sovice sněžní
dansk: Sneugle
davvisámegiella: Skuolfi
Deutsch: Schnee-Eule
eesti: Lumekakk
English: Snowy owl
español: Bubo scandiacus
Esperanto: Neĝostrigo
euskara: Elur-hontz
فارسی: جغد برفی
føroyskt: Snjóugla
Frysk: Snie-ûle
Gàidhlig: Comhachag gheal
galego: Bufo nival
한국어: 흰올빼미
hrvatski: Snježna sova
interlingua: Bubo scandiacus
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐅᒃᐱᒃ
Iñupiak: Ukpik
íslenska: Snæugla
italiano: Bubo scandiacus
עברית: אוח השלג
ქართული: თეთრი ბუ
қазақша: Ақ жапалақ
кырык мары: Ош тымана
latviešu: Baltā pūce
lietuvių: Baltoji pelėda
magyar: Hóbagoly
македонски: Снежен був
മലയാളം: സ്നോവി ഔൾ
Nederlands: Sneeuwuil
norsk: Snøugle
norsk nynorsk: Snøugle
Piemontèis: Nyctea scandiaca
português: Coruja-das-neves
русский: Белая сова
саха тыла: Хаар эбэ
Scots: White oul
slovenščina: Snežna sova
српски / srpski: Снежна сова
svenska: Fjälluggla
தமிழ்: பனி ஆந்தை
татарча/tatarça: Ак ябалак
Türkçe: Kar baykuşu
українська: Сова біла
vepsän kel’: Vauged pulo
Tiếng Việt: Cú tuyết
中文: 雪鸮