This yellow-eyed, black billed white bird is easily recognizable. It is 20?Çô28 in long with a 49?Çô59 in wingspan. Also, these birds can weigh anywhere from 3.5?Çô6.6 lb. It is one of the largest species of owl and in North America is on average the heaviest owl species. The adult male is virtually pure white, but females and young birds have some dark scalloping. Its thick plumage, heavily-feathered taloned feet, and coloration render the Snowy Owl well-adapted for life north of the Arctic Circle.