Great Grey Owl

Great grey owls feed mainly on small rodents, and are able to accurately locate prey under two feet of snow.


They can be found in dense coniferous forests across much of the northern hemisphere. Great grey owls have the largest facial disk of any bird of prey and are the longest owl from head to tail feather.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Family:
Strigidae
Diet:
Small rodents including lemmings.
Life Span:
Approx 25 years in captivity.
Distribution:
Across the Northern Hemisphere.
Did you know?
Great grey owls will travel vast distances when prey is scarce.

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