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Snowy Owl
2006-08-17 16:12:56

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. It is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl or the Great White Owl. They are normally found in the northern circumpolar regions above latitude 60 degrees north, although due to population fluctuations in its prey species, they have been known to relocate and breed at more southerly latitudes. They have...

Verreauxs Eagle Owl
2006-08-17 16:09:29

Verreaux's Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus) is a member of the owl order Strigidae. They are found in Sub-Saharan Africa typically along forest streams and rivers seldom above 6500 feet. They are nocturnal and roost in tall trees. They are one of the largest owls in the world. Their length is 26 to 28 inches. The wingspan is up to 6 and a half feet and they average about nine pounds. They have a...

Spotted Eagle Owl
2006-08-17 16:07:32

The Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus) is a species of horned owls. They inhabit most of Africa south to the Sahara Desert away from dense forests. They are nocturnal hunters spending the day concealed in trees, rock ledges or abandoned burrows. They are found in areas with rocky outcroppings, scrub land open woods and semi deserts. It is a medium sized owl and one of the smallest Eagle...

Rock Eagle Owl
2006-08-17 16:04:48

The Rock Eagle Owl (Bubo bengalensis) is a species of large horned owl found in South Asia. They are found in shrub deserts, evergreen forests, more prone to rocky areas. Humid evergreen forest and pure desert is typically avoided. The Rock Eagle Owl are normally seen in pairs. They have a deep booming call that can be heard at dawn or dusk. They are splashed with brown and gray and have a...

Eurasian Eagle Owl
2006-08-17 16:00:42

The Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of horned owl resident to much of Europe and Asia. It is largely nocturnal and is found in mountains and forests with cliffs and rocky areas. It usually nests on cliff ledges. The Eagle Owl is the largest species of owl with a wingspan up to 79 inches and weighing as much as 9 pounds, in comparison the Barn Owl weighs about 17.5 ounces. Their...

Great Horned Owl
2005-06-09 11:54:12

The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is a very large owl found in wooded or heavily shrubbed areas across North America and parts of South America. They are permanent residents, but may wander after the nesting season. Adults have large ear tufts, a reddish face, a white patch on the throat, and yellow eyes. The ear tufts are not actually ears, but just tufts of fur. The underparts are...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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