Deprecated: Hook custom_css_loaded is deprecated since version jetpack-13.5! Use WordPress Custom CSS instead. Jetpack no longer supports Custom CSS. Read the WordPress.org documentation to learn how to apply custom styles to your site: https://wordpress.org/documentation/article/styles-overview/#applying-custom-css in /home/users/waleedkhalid/www/animalsanswers.com/wp-includes/functions.php on line 6078
How many eggs do Snowy Owls lay?

How many eggs do Snowy Owls lay?

October 23, 2017
1 min read

Snowy owl nests on the Arctic tundra. The male snowy owl finds the territory while the females tend to choose the nesting site. Depending upon the availability of food, the eggs are usually laid between mid-May and early-June.

The eggs are elliptical-shaped and creamy-white to white in color with glossy appearance. They are laid at an interval of about 2 to 4 days while the incubation period is 32 to 33 days. These eggs are hatched out in the order in which they are laid.

Normally, the clutch size of the snowy owls is 3 to 11 eggs. However, when the food is scarce, this clutch size reduces to 3 to 5 eggs only.

Each egg measures around 5.7 centimeters in length and 4.5 centimeters in width. The nestling period is 18 to 25 days. The chicks are ready to fledge after 50 days. However, they leave their nest after 25 to 26 days from hatching out. As the chicks leave the nest, the parents still give them food for another 5 weeks.

Sources:

Holt, Denver W., Matt D. Larson, Norman Smith, Dave L. Evans and David F. Parmalee. 2015. Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

“Snowy Owl”. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds – Cornell University

“Snowy Owl”. Defenders of Wildlife

Latest from Blog

Cane Rat (Thryonomyidae)

Cane rats are robust rodents with stocky bodies, small ears, and short tails; body covered with sharply pointed, but pliable, spiny hairs; broad, heavily built orange-colored chisel-shaped incisors, with the upper ones grooved longitudinally at the front. They will make habitats in grasslands and wooded savanna. What Do Cane Rats…

What Do Antbirds Eat?

Antbirds (Formicariidae) are small to medium-sized songbirds with short, rounded wings, a short or long tail, and a stout or slender bill slightly hooked at the tip, feed on insects on the ground or in trees or thickets; prey is usually gleaned from foliage, although some species also catch flying…

Where Do Mountain Beavers Live?

Mountain beavers do not hibernate and so are active throughout winter. They are primarily nocturnal but are frequently active for short periods during the day. Mountain Beaver Habitat Habitats used by mountain beavers vary, but are typically forests with dense patches of herbs and shrubs. This vegetation supplies not only…

What Do Pangolins Eat?

Pangolins love munching on bugs, especially ants and termites. They sniff out their insect feasts, and sometimes the big pangolins go for the larger bugs. What’s on the menu can change depending on what’s available or the time of year. What Do Pangolins Eat? Pangolins can be a bit choosy,…

Proper Nutrition for Pets

Pet care is a complicated topic, as it is challenging to come to a single opinion. However, most owners will agree that the choice of food has a substantial impact on the condition of cats and dogs. Since much depends on the correct determination of needs, it is worth paying…
");pageTracker._trackPageview();
Go toTop