Great Grey Owls in Canada's Rockies

Great Grey Owls in Canada's Rockies

The Great Grey Owl is quite reclusive and not often seen by humans. We were very lucky to encounter two Great Greys in Canada's Rockies over the last several days. An Owl that can turn its head 270 degrees, the Great Grey Owl can be as tall as 33 inches with a wingspan of up to five feet across(1.5m). Grey's are very large, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length with a facial disk also considered the largest among predatory birds. Often called the Ghosts of the Forest, part of the reason Great Grey's are so seldom seen is that they can fly silently and their coloring blends in perfectly with their natural habitats.
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