Magic of the Snowy Owl
Infographic: All About Snowy Owls

Popularized by the Harry Potter series, snowy owls—with their striking white plumage to match their Arctic home—look perfect for the world of wizards. Although their white feathers set them apart, like all owls, they come with a set of adaptations that make them fierce birds of prey. Here are some facts and stats about (Bubo scandiacus).

Animal Infographic: All About Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) , PBS Nature
Produced by Kate Fulton/Designed by Karen Brazell

  • Paul Didier

    RMPBS aired “Magic of the Snowy Owls” on Wednesday evening, October 24, 2012.

    When will RMPBS – 6 be showing “Magic of the Snowy Owls” again?

  • fultonk

    Hi Paul, You can check future air dates here. And, if you live in the U.S. & Territories, you can also watch the full episode online. Hope this helps!

  • Cristian Gutierrez

    Dear PBS

    I saw this poster and would like to point out a mistake on it. Snowy owls (Bubo scandica) do not have asymmetrical ears. In the genus Bubo, only the Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) have been reported to have a some ear asymmetry, and a small one. Also snowy owls don’t really have a facial disc. This is more prominent in owls with asymmetrical ears, like the barn owl or the norther saw-whet owls for example. For a list of owls species with ear asymmetries see this paper:

    http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/973/375.short

    Best regards

    Cristian Gutierrez

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