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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 Robert Embley
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By Robert Embley

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Uploaded Aug 17, 2015. Captured Jul 18, 2015 12:16 in The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AY, UK.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 250mm