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The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish Swedish naturalist
who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organise plants and animals
. The name "scandiacas" is a Latinised word referring to Scandinavia,
as the Owl was first observed in the northern parts of Europe.
Some other names for the Snowy Owl are Snow Owl, Arctic Owl, Great White Owl, Ghost Owl,
Ermine Owl, Tundra Ghost, Ookpik, Scandinavian Nightbird, White Terror of the North,
and Highland Tundra Owl.
Size: Length 51-68.5 cm (20-27") average female 66cm (26" inches), male 59cm (23")
Wingspan 137-164cm (54-65")
Weight 1134-2000g (40-70oz) average female 1707g (60oz), male 1612g (57oz)
are active during the daytime, from dawn to dusk.