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Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae

Scientific:
  Bubo scandiacus
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Protonym:
  Strix scandiaca

Avibase ID:
  5B23B360E7DEC4A9

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686683

Geographic range:

  • Bubo scandiacus: Arctic circumpolar; irregular southern post-breeding irruptions
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Snowy Owl
Czech:
  sovice sněžní
German:
  Schnee-Eule
Danish:
  Sneugle
Spanish:
  Búho Nival
Finnish:
  tunturipöllö
French:
  Harfang des neiges
Icelandic:
  Snæugla
Italian:
  Civetta delle nevi
Japanese:
  shirofukurou
Japanese:
  シロフクロウ
Dutch:
  Sneeuwuil
Norwegian:
  Snøugle
Polish:
  sowa śnieżna
Portuguese:
  Coruja-das-neves
Russian:
  Белая сова
Slovak:
  belaňa tundrová
Swedish:
  Fjälluggla
Chinese:
  雪鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea nyctea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Harfang des neiges ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Harfang des neiges ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 1st edition:
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 4th edition:
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
eBird version 1.50:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Howard and Moore 4th edition:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Snowy Owl ( Bubo scandiacus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
James Lee Peters:
    Nyctea scandiaca
James Lee Peters (original):
    Nyctea scandiaca
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Nyctea scandiaca
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Snowy Owl ( Nyctea scandiaca)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Bubo scandiacus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Azerbaijani: Ququ quşu
Belarusian: Белая сава
Bulgarian: Полярна сова
Bengali: েকািকল
Catalan: Cucut, Cuquello, Duc blanc
Valencian: Cucut, Cuquello
Shor: Kööк, Köк, Қаққуқ, Қақуқ
Czech: Sovice sněžná, Sovice snežní, Sovice sněžní, sovice snìžní
Chuvash: Поляр тăмани, Шурă
Welsh: Tylluan yr eira
Danish: Sneugle
German: Schneeeule, Schnee-Eule, Schneeule
Emiliano-romagnolo: Coch
English: Snowy Owl, White Owl
Esperanto: ne^gostrigo, Neĝostrigo
Spanish: Buho nival, Búho Nival
Estonian: Lumekakk
Basque: Elur-hontz
Persian: فاخته
Finnish: Tunturipöllö
Faroese: Kattugla, Snjóugla
French: Chouette harfang, Harfang des neiges
Friulian: Cuc, Cuců, Cucuc
Frisian: Snie-ûle
Irish: Ulchabhán Sneachtúil
Gaelic: Comhachag Bhàn
Galician: Bufo das neves, Cuco común
Gujarati: કોયલ
Manx: Hullad niaghtee
Hebrew: לילית שלג
Hindi: कोकिला, कोयल
Hungarian: Hóbagoly
Icelandic: Snæugla
Italian: Civetta delle nevi, Cócc, Cócch, Cuco, Cucù, Gufo delle nevi
Bolognese: Cócc
Modenese: Cócch
Napulitano: Cucù
Paduan: Cuco
Inuktitut: Aukpik, Oukpialouk, Uppik
Japanese: Shiro-fukuro, shirofukurou, shiro-fukurou
Japanese: シロフクロウ
Khakas: Ах ÿгÿ
Kazakh: Ақ жапалақ, Көкек
Greenlandic: Uppik
Korean: 흰올빼미
Cornish: Kog, Koukou, Ula ergh
Latin: Bubo scandiaca, Bubo scandiacus, Nyctea nyctea, Nyctea scandiaca
Ladin: Cuch
Lithuanian: Baltoji pelėda
Latvian: Baltā pūce, Sniega pūce
Mongolian: Цэвдгийн ууль
Moldavian: Cuc
Marathi: कोकिळा
Dutch: Sneeuwuil
Norwegian: Kvitørn, Lemengris, Snøugle
Napoletano-calabrese: Cùccu
Occitan: Coguol
Punjabi: ਕੋਕਲ
Polish: Puchacz, puchacz śnieżny, sowa sniezna, sowa śnieżna
Portuguese: bufo branco, Bufo-branco, Coruja-das-neves
Romansh: Cucu
Romanian: Chuhuriashka, Chuhuriezo kukuriashka, Kukuriezo
Russian: Belaya Sova, Белая сова, Белая, или Полярная, сова, Полярная Сова, Сова белая, Сова белая полярная
Sanskrit: कोकिला
Sicilian: Cuccu
Scots: Comhachag bhan
Northern Sami: Jievjaskuolfi
Slovak: Belaňa tundrová, Sova snežná, sova snežná (belaňa tundrová)
Slovenian: snežna sova
Serbian: Snena sova, Снежна сова
Swedish: Fjälluggla
Turkish: Kar Baykuşu
Tuvinian: Ак үгү
Ukrainian: Біла сова, Сова біла
Venetian: Cuco
Sorbian, Lower: Kukawa
Sorbian, Upper: Kokula
Chinese: [bai ye-maozi], [xue-xiao], 白夜猫子, 雪鸮

 

         

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