“The rabbits’ eye differs from that of the owl.”
The Great Gray Owl (Laplanduil) – (Strix Nebulosa)
The great Grey Owl or Great Gray Owl is a very large owl, distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North and Cinereous Owl just to name a few.
Adults have big, rounded head with a grey face and yellow eyes (day hunter) with darker circles around them. This owl does not have ear tufts and has the largest facial disc of any raptor. Characteristically they are also the most kind-hearted raptors out there, easily capable of stealing your heart. Also the abundance of food in the are usually affects the numbers of eggs a female lays, a feature quite common in northern owl species. If food is scarce, they may travel a fair distance to find more prey. They do not migrate however, yet many live somewhat nomadic.
Types of prey it eats: Rodents, mainly voles.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Strigiformes
- Family: Strigidae
- Overall Length: 61-84cm
- Overall Wingspan: 140-152cm
- Average Weight: 1,000-1,290g
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