AnAge entry for Bubo scandiacus

Classification (HAGRID: 02168)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Strigiformes
                Family: Strigidae
                    Genus: Bubo
Species
Bubo scandiacus
Common name
Snowy owl
Synonyms
Bubo virginianus wapacuthu, Nyctea scandiaca

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
28 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 445
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Maximum lifespan in the wild is 9.4 years. One captive specimen lived at least 28 years [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
32 days
Clutch size
6 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
45 g
Adult weight
2,043 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.148 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
4.2244 W
Body mass
2026.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002085 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 686683
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 371907
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