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great_grey_owl A very sad looking face! Geotagged,Great Grey Owl,Strix nebulosa,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. One of my favorite species! Some fun facts:
    - Head literally shaped like a radar to maximize hearing/sensing
    - Wing tips optimized for a sound free flight
    - Below all those feathers, they are incredibly thin
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. Very interesting info. With all those feathers it makes you wonder how it can fly. Posted 6 years ago

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The great grey owl or great gray owl is a very large owl, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere, and it is the only species in the genus ''Strix'' found in both Eastern and Western Hemispheres. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Elliot Pordes
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Uploaded Aug 14, 2014. Captured Aug 13, 2014 11:16 in 293A Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford, Bedford MK45 3DT, UK.
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO2000
  • 151mm