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Snowy Owl Movements: Variation on the Migration Theme

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Snowy owls (Nyctea scandiaca) have a Holarctic distribution. Our recent understanding of the movements of these birds was summarized by Holt et al. (1999): “Movements not predictable, related in way not fully understood to abundance of prey species; thought to vary considerably from region to region ... and intensity of movements fluctuates annually; ... populations periodically irruptive, ... when lemming numbers crash. Winters irregularly S [south] tochwr(133)” The spatial and temporal relationships among breeding, migration route, and wintering areas of snowy owls are essentially unknown.

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  • Nest Area
  • Winter Area
  • Satellite Telemetry
  • Snail Kite
  • Holarctic Distribution

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Fuller, M., Holt, D., Schueck, L. (2003). Snowy Owl Movements: Variation on the Migration Theme. In: Berthold, P., Gwinner, E., Sonnenschein, E. (eds) Avian Migration. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05957-9_25

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