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dc.coverage.spatialNorthern North America
dc.coverage.spatialNorthern Europe
dc.coverage.spatialNorthern Asia
dc.coverage.temporal1958-1988
dc.creatorGarst, Warren, 1922-2016, photographer
dc.date1958-1988
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:39:45Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:39:45Z
dc.description35 mm slide; color.
dc.descriptionScientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Strigiformes; Family: Strigidae; Genus: Nyctea; Genus species: Nyctea scandiaca.
dc.descriptionAnimal characteristics: Head-Body Length: 52-65 cm; Weight: 1.6-1.7 kg; Identification: The snowy owl has mostly white feathers with dark-barred markings, and females tend to have more barring. The owl has a black bill, feathered feet, and black tail bands; Habitat: Tundra, marshes, coasts; Diet: Carnivore: mammals, small rodents, birds; Reproduction: Snowy owls start nesting in mid-May. The exact number of eggs laid by the female depends on the availability of food sources, but most lay 4-15 eggs. Incubation lasts 32-33 days and the chicks are fledged by 60 days. In the wild, snowy owls live up to 9.5 years. Their lifespan is much longer in captivity: 35 years; Social Structure: Snowy owls are usually found in pairs. Sometimes large numbers appear when their prey populations have crashed in the Arctic; Behavior: These are diurnal birds; Status: No special status; Interesting Facts: A snowy owl can swivel its head 270 degrees. The main predators of this species are arctic foxes, wolves, skuas, and jaegers.
dc.format.mediumphotographs
dc.format.mediumslides (photographs)
dc.identifierMGARaaaa100830
dc.identifierGarst_12857.tif
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/53821
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationFinding aid: https://lib2.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/manuscripts/mgar.html
dc.relation.isformatofSlide no. G12857
dc.relation.ispartofGarst (Warren and Genevieve) Collection
dc.rightsColorado State University owns the rights for this material. Please contact Manuscripts at the CSU Libraries for use information: https://lib.colostate.edu/find/archives-special-collections/
dc.subjectraptor
dc.subjectowl
dc.subject.lcshSnowy owl
dc.subject.lcshStrigidae
dc.subject.lcshNyctea
dc.subject.lcshOwls
dc.subject.lcshBirds
dc.subject.lcshVertebrates
dc.subject.lcshChordata
dc.subject.lcshBirds of prey
dc.subject.lcshPredatory animals
dc.subject.lcshSnowy owl
dc.titleSnowy owl sitting in tree close up
dc.typeStillImage
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