Common Name: Snowy Owl
Latin Name: Nyctea scandiaca
Conservation Status: In “lemming years” may be locally abundant. In other years may be entirely absent from the same locality and do not breed.
Lifespan: 10+ yrs in the wild, 28+ yrs in captivity
Diet: lemmings and other small rodents, hares, rats, rabbits.
Average Litter Size: 5-8 eggs.
Habitat: Arctic Tundra. Visitors to Britain favour mountains and moorland with short vegetation.