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  Snowy Mountains - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Snowy Mountains (The "Snowies") are the tallest Australian mountain range and contain Australia's tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko at 2228 metres above sea level.
Explored in 1835 and feeding the Snowy, Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers, the mountain range is host to a low laying type of pine tree suspected of being the worlds oldest living organism.
Yet the Snowy Mountains are perhaps best known for the Snowy Mountains Scheme—a project to dam the Snowy River, providing both water for irrigation and electricity for nearby Canberra.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /snowy_mountains.htm   (337 words)

  
 Snowy Owls
The snowy owl is easily identified by its white plumage, round earless head and broad white wings.
The snowy owl is well-equipped with layers of soft, downy feathers and long hair-like plumage covers and protects their legs and feet against the icy blasts, so it isn't cold weather Wisconsin.
Snowy Owls are about the size of a Great Horned Owl but are different in that they will hunt during the day and that they have two different colors of plumage depending upon the season.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/owls_snowy.htm   (765 words)

  
 SNOWY OWL -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife
Snowy owls, which are among the largest North American owl species and are similar in size to great horned owls, are about 23 inches in length.
In North America, snowy owls are found during the breeding season in the western Aleutians, northern Alaska (including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), throughout the Canadian Arctic Islands, coastal western Alaska (Hooper Bay), the northern Yukon, northern MacKenzie, southern Keewatin, northeastern Manitoba (Churchill), northern Quebec and northern Labrador.
Snowy owls are highly nomadic and their movements are tied to the abundance of their primary prey species, lemmings.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/snowyowl.html   (523 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: The Man from Snowy River
The Snowy River is indeed a real river, with its headwaters in the highest section of the Great Dividing Range near the easternmost part of the border between New South Wales and Victoria.
Though Australia was still a set of independent colonies under the final authority of Britain, and had not yet trod the path of nationhood, there was a distinct feeling that Australians needed to be united and become as one.
They saw in the Man from Snowy River a hero whose bravery, adaptability and risk-taking could epitomise a new nation in the south.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Man-from-Snowy-River   (2097 words)

  
 Snowy! Power of a nation
The contradictory view of the Snowy River as both a cherished landscape and a resource to be exploited, has characterised white Australian attitudes towards the river to the present day.
The Snowy was a unique place to grow up because of the climate, the social mix and the mobility of many of the families.
The Snowy Mountains Scheme is often portrayed as the start of multiculturalism in Australia because of the intensity and success of its cultural mix.
www.phm.gov.au /hsc/snowy/impact.htm   (3143 words)

  
 Snowy Egret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Snowy Egret, Egretta thula, is a small white heron.
Snowy egrets may also stand still and wait to ambush prey.
At one time, the plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters for their beautiful breeding plumes for decorating women's hats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Snowy_Egret   (414 words)

  
 Snowy Owl
Snowy owls are native to Labrador above the tree line; winter visitor to Southern Labrador and the Island when food is scarce in the Arctic.
Snowy Owls breed north of treeline in Labrador.
A snowy owl may lay up to 10 eggs when food is plenty and none at all when prey numbers such as the lemmings are low.
www.env.gov.nl.ca /snp/Animals/snowy_owl.htm   (378 words)

  
 IFWIS - Snowy egret
The snowy egret was hunted for its nuptial plumes and disappeared from Illinois in the late 19th century.
Snowy egrets are highly social, frequently associating with little blue and louisiana herons in their nesting and foraging habitats*01*, willow sp.
Snowy egrets seem to prefer wetlands that afford a dense thicket of small trees or shrubs near water's edge for nesting *01,04,11,16*.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /chf/pub/ifwis/birds/snowy-egret.html   (1813 words)

  
 Snowy Owl
Snowy owls also tend to go to airports because of the mice and other small rodents that run around on the ground.
The snowy owl is actually one of the largest birds on the tundra.
When we went to the Utica Zoo to observe the snowy owl, it was kept in a large cage outdoors.
lsb.syr.edu /projects/cyberzoo/snowyowl.html   (639 words)

  
 Nature: Snowy owls signal beginning of winter
Snowy owls often appear throughout the midwest and northeast, but their occurrence is unpredictable.
Snowies concentrate their activities where lemming are most abundant and therefore frequently fertilize the surrounding soil.
Snowy owls stand about two feet tall and have a wingspan of more than four feet.
www.post-gazette.com /sports/outdoors/20001126shal6.asp   (722 words)

  
 Snowy: The Bear's Adventures 1.5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Snowy: The BearÂ’s Adventure is a throwback to when arcade games were packed with surprises, fun gameplay and gorgeous visuals.
Snowy does this by freezing his enemies with snowballs and booting them across the screen.
Snowy will need all the help he can get as he takes on enemies in a garden paradise, a volcanic pit and two more massive game worlds.
www.gamextazy.com /clstat.php?id=1684   (158 words)

  
 Snowy Mountains on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is the site of the Snowy Mts.
in field w/ snowy mountain in distance, NZ
Snowy stone monoliths stand guard along Interstate 80 near Coalville, Utah.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SnowyM1tn.asp   (400 words)

  
 CT DEP: Snowy Egret Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Because the plumes of snowy egrets were in greater demand than those of the great egret, snowy egrets were killed in larger numbers by plume hunters.
Since the mid-1980s, snowy egrets have been observed using coastal areas in the state during summer, but breeding population levels still remain relatively low.
Snowy egrets will also hover, then drop to the water to catch prey in their bills.
dep.state.ct.us /burnatr/wildlife/factshts/snegret.htm   (651 words)

  
 Owls, snowy owl, raptors
The snowy owl is well-equipped with layers of soft, downy feathers and long hair-like plumage covers and protects their legs and feet against the icy blasts, so it isn't cold weather that brings them south to Wisconsin.
Snowy owls are the second tallest North American owl at about 23 inches.
The snowy owl's flight is strong, low and direct with alternating deep wingbeats and short glides.
www.wnrmag.com /stories/1997/dec97/sowl.htm   (630 words)

  
 Snowy Owl Biology
The Snowy Owl is primarily diurnal (active in daytime).
The Snowy Owl nests directly on the ground (usually on a slightly elevated area) or on a large boulder.
The Snowy Owls are relatively long-lived owls that are thought to usually live to more than 10 years of age in the wild and there are records of captive birds reaching 28 years old.
www.owling.com /Snowy_nh.htm   (879 words)

  
 Western Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus
The western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) is a small shorebird distinguished from other plovers (family Charadriidae) by its small size, pale brown upper parts, dark patches on either side of the upper breast, and dark gray to flish legs.
Snowy plovers are primarily visual foragers, using the run-stop-peck method of feeding typical of Charadrius species.
The Pacific coast population of the western snowy plover is defined as those individuals that nest beside or near tidal waters, and includes all nesting colonies on the mainland coast, peninsulas, offshore islands, adjacent bays and estuaries from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico.
www.fws.gov /sacramento/es/animal_spp_acct/western_snowy_plover.htm   (905 words)

  
 Snowy Egret--BIOLOGICAL AND ECOTOXICOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE SPECIES RESIDING IN ESTUARIES
The snowy egret forages by walking slowly or standing motionless in water and striking at prey.
Snowy egret eggs were collected from National Wildlife Refuges located in the eastern half of the United States in 1972 and 1973 (Ohlendorf et al., 1978; 1979).
Mercury was determined in breast feathers of snowy egret nestlings and eggs from the New York Bight (Burger and Gochfeld, 1997).
www.pwrc.usgs.gov /resshow/rattner/bioeco/snowy.htm   (1941 words)

  
 Snowy Plover Docent Manual
Snowy plovers used to regularly breed on this beach until it was opened to public access in the late 1960’s.
The western snowy plover, which is one of twelve subspecies of the snowy plover (Rittinghaus 1961 in Jacobs 1986), is a small, pale colored shorebird with dark patches on either side of the upper breast.
The snowy plovers, as well as all of the other animals and plants which use the beach to feed, rest, and reproduce, are adapted to a dynamic life at this intersection of land and sea.
coaloilpoint.ucnrs.org /subpage1/SnowyPlover/DocentTraining/DocentManual.html   (13470 words)

  
 Birds » Raptors » Owl - Snowy Main Page
Because it is such a fierce and solitary predator, the Snowy Owl is not often used in falconry, but despite its reputation as a snappish loner, many Snowy Owl handlers have reported imprints as having sweet natures and strong bonds with their handlers.
Snowy Owls generally live in open, circumpolar spaces such as the tundra and frozen lakes of northernmost North America and Europe.
Snowy Owl parents are extremely protective of their infants and both participate in feeding and rearing the young.
www.centralpets.com /animals/birds/raptors/rpt3027.html   (746 words)

  
 Threatened Snowy Plovers Make a Comeback on a Santa Barbara Beach, Thanks to a Public-Friendly, Award-Winning Program
Above: Before the fence was installed, western snowy plovers vacated their preferred roosting areas on the beach when disturbed, as on this particularly busy day at the Coal Oil Point Reserve in February 2001.
As of December 28, 2003, there were 361 western snowy plovers wintering on the public beach at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)'s Coal Oil Point Reserve—a record high for the area since a program to protect the birds was begun in 2001.
In summer 2001, a single snowy plover chick was seen near a recent dune-restoration project, prompting the UC Coal Oil Point Reserve director, Cristina Sandoval, to install a rope fence that denoted the boundaries of the core plover habitat, thereby buffering the chick and its father from disturbance.
soundwaves.usgs.gov /2004/01   (1121 words)

  
 Audubon WatchList - Snowy Plover
In North America, the Snowy Plover is found along the west coast from Washington to Baja California and along the Gulf coast from Florida to the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Snowy Plover is also known by the British name "Kentish Plover" in many other parts of the world.
Studies have found declines in Snowy Plover populations along the U.S. Gulf Coast, in the Great Plains and along the westernmost part of its U.S. range where there was an estimated 20% decline in breeding birds from the late 1970's to the late 1980's.
audubon2.org /webapp/watchlist/viewSpecies.jsp?id=192   (1113 words)

  
 Snowy Mountains --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The highest mountain in Australia, Mount Kosciusko, is one of the Snowy Mountains.
The Snowy Mountains contain several peaks that are more than 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) high.
Includes notes on the adjoining regions of Illawarra, the Southern Highlands, the Southern Tablelands, the Snowy Mountains, and Canberra.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9277107   (851 words)

  
 Snowy Owls @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But to raise chicks, snowy owls rely on the boom-or-bust market of their favorite prey: the humble lemming.
So kids inspired by Harry Potter's loyal snowy owl companion, Hedwig, won't be able to own one and train it to be their personal courier.
Snowy owls and other Alaska wildlife are a special interest for photographer Daniel J.Cox.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0212/feature6   (958 words)

  
 Pink Floyd Interactions Database
Snowy wasn't present at the other Wall concerts because he had obligations to Thin Lizzy at that time, a band of which he was an official member by then.
Snowy participated on the recording of demos for Roger Waters' albums Radio Kaos and Amused to Death but cannot be found on the final products.
Snowy was part of The Bleeding Heart Band during the Wall in Berlin (July 23, 1990) and the short Guitar Legends concert in Seville (October 18,1991).
www.cs.umd.edu /~dekhtyar/pfdb/snowy.html   (669 words)

  
 snowyrange.com - Site Map
Conditions: Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area is the perfect destination for your Winter Vacation.
The Mountain: Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area is the perfect destination for your Winter Vacation.
Lodge: Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area is the perfect destination for your Winter Vacation.
www.snowyrange.com   (794 words)

  
 Eco Field Guide: Snowy Owl
To blend in with their habitat, snowy owls are brownish in the summer and completely white in the winter.
Snowy owls also like to eat squirrels, rabbits, prairie dogs, rats, ducks, geese, and even other kinds of owls.
Status: Snowy owl populations are now healthy because hunting snowy owl has been banned.
www.ecokidsonline.com /pub/eco_info/topics/field_guide/birds/snowy_owl.cfm   (273 words)

  
 Snowy Owl Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca) is a bird of prey that lives in the tundra of North America.
Snowy owls are almost all white with scattered dark spots.
Diet: Snowy owls are carnivores (meat-eaters) who are stealth hunters; they can easily sneak up on their prey since their fluffy feathers give them almost silent flight.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Snowyowlprintout.shtml   (303 words)

  
 Snowy Egret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the latter part of the 19th century and into the early twentieth, snowy egret plumes were very popular on hats.
Since it takes about 4 birds to provide an ounce of plumes, these sales were responsible for the death of 192,960 birds, and several times that number of eggs or young destroyed in the rookeries.The result was that these birds were hunted until they were nearly extinct.
As with other herons, the crudeness of the nest, the elliptical form of the egg, and other signs suggest to some scientists that these birds are one of the lower forms on the scale of bird life, not far removed from the reptiles, when one reckons in eons of time.
www.wakullacounty.com /wakulla-15.htm   (223 words)

  
 Snowy Game - Dexterity Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Snowy is an adorable little white bear trying to find his way home to the Arctic.
But Snowy is a talented snowball-thrower, so you have to help Snowy use his skill to defeat all the monsters and return safely to his Arctic home.
Snowy: The Bear's Adventures is the kind of game that just makes you feel really good when you play it.
www.dexterity.com /snowy   (953 words)

  
 Snowy Owl
The snowy owl is a large white owl about 23 inches (58 cm) in length.
The snowy owl is an irregular winter visitor to South Dakota, except in the Black Hills, where it has not occurred.
The snowy owl's summer range is northern Canada and Alaska.
www.northern.edu /natsource/BIRDS/Snowyo1.htm   (526 words)

  
 Snowy Plover Public Service Announcement
Snowy Plovers typically arrive at Sands Beach in mid-late August and leave for their breeding grounds by June.
Snowy Plovers are hard to see because they are small and sand-colored, and when the beach is busy, they spend most of their time crouched in small depressions in the sand.
A Snowy Plover naturalist is stationed at Sands Beach a few afternoons a week with a spotting scope trained on the plover roost.
www.rain.org /~audubon/sbas3minplvr.html   (532 words)

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