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Nyctea Scandiaca
Snowy Snow"y, a. 1. White like snow. ``So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows.' --Shak. 2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. ``The snowy top of cold Olympus.' --Milton. 3. Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless. There did he lose his snowy innocence. --J. Hall (1646). Snowy heron (Zo["o]l.), a white heron, or egret (Ardea candidissima), found in the Southern United States, and southward to Chili; -- called also plume bird. Snowy lemming (Zo["o]l.), the collared lemming (Cuniculus torquatus), which turns white in winter. Snowy owl (Zo["o]l.), a large arctic owl (Nyctea Scandiaca, or N. nivea) common all over the northern parts of the United States and Europe in winter time. Its plumage is sometimes nearly pure white, but it is usually more or less marked with blackish spots. Called also white owl. Snowy plover (Zo["o]l.), a small plover ([AE]gialitis nivosa) of the western parts of the United States and Mexico. It is light gray above, with the under parts and portions of the head white.

Meaning of Nyctea from wikipedia

- the snowy owl was regarded as the sole member of a distinct genus, as Nyctea scandiaca, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data (Olsen et al. 2002) shows...
- into Bubo,; this is not accepted by all authorities, many still preferring Nyctea. Likewise disagreement exists over the decision by some to move the four...
- texture patterns of their surroundings, the barn owl being an exception. Nyctea scandiaca, or the snowy owl, appears nearly bleach-white in color with a...
- hindmargin; nyctea Gr.-Grsh. has only one spot at the inner angle as well as one in the basal area like auriflua; trimaculata ab. nov. [Strand] is like nyctea. but...
- on a test?". Retrieved 2007-02-14. John White (2001-02-17). "Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)003 – Silly lookingface". Retrieved 2007-01-20. Patrizio, Andy...
- with aberrant protrusion of the nictitating membrane in the snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca)". Veterinary Ophthalmology. 6 (1): 11–13. doi:10.1046/j.1463-5224...
- species Genus Bubo – horned owls, eagle-owls and fish-owls; paraphyletic with Nyctea, Ketupa and Scotopelia, some 25 species Genus Strixearless owls, some...
- Jugendentwicklung des Uhus (Bubo bubo) mit Vergleichen zu der von Schneeule (Nyctea scandiaca) und Sumpfohreule (Asio flammeus)". Bonner zoologische Beiträge...
- border of the image is labelled "Snowy Owl (No. 25, Plate CXXI)" and "Strix Nyctea". On the lower left is written "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S...
- with aberrant protrusion of the nictitating membrane in the snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca)" (PDF). Veterinary Ophthalmology. 6 (1): 11–13. doi:10.1046/j...
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