Great Grey Owl

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 03 December 2009
Scientific Name
Strix nebulosa
  • Strigiformes
  • Strigidae
  • Strix
  • S. nebulosa
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
24 to 33 inches
56 to 60 inches

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Puštík Vousatý
Danish (Dansk) Lapugle
Dutch (Nederlands) Laplanduil
Finnish (Suomi) Lapinpöllö
French (Français) Chouette Lapone
German (Deutsch) Bartkauz
Italian (Italiano) Allocco di Lapponia
Japanese (日本語) カラフトフクロウ (Karafutofukurou)
Norwegian (Norsk) Lappugle
Polish (Polski) Puszczyk Mszarny
Russian (русский язык) Бородатая неясыть
Spanish (Español) Cárabo Lapón
Swedish (Svenska) Lappuggla
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