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About the Great Grey Owl

Also known as: Lapland Owl

The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl is a large owl that lives across the northern hemisphere. They have a big round head with grey face, yellow eyes with circles around them, light streaked underparts and darker upperparts with pale bars.

The greatest threat to Great Grey Owls is the harvest of timber from the bird's habitat. It is the provincial bird of Manitoba, Canada.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 03 December 2009
Scientific Name Strix nebulosa
  • Strigiformes
  • Strigidae
  • Strix
  • S. nebulosa
Birdorable Family Owls
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
24 to 33 inches
56 to 60 inches
Range East Europe North Europe North America

International Names

  • Puštík Vousatý (Czech)
  • Lapugle (Danish)
  • Laplanduil (Dutch)
  • Lapinpöllö (Finnish)
  • Chouette Lapone (French)
  • Bartkauz (German)
  • Allocco di Lapponia (Italian)
  • カラフトフクロウ (Karafutofukurou) (Japanese)
  • Lappugle (Norwegian)
  • Puszczyk Mszarny (Polish)
  • Бородатая неясыть (Russian)
  • Cárabo Lapón (Spanish)
  • Lappuggla (Swedish)

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