SNOWY OWL (Bubo scandiacus)
The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. It is also called Ookpik by the Inuit. It is the official bird of Quebec. In United States it is also known as the Arctic Owl or the Great White Owl. Until recently, it was seen as the only member of a separate genus, Nyctea scandiaca. It is a large Striformes and one of the most powerful winged hunters of the tundra.