Puffed up feathers provide insulation to conserve body heat during cold northern winters.
The Snowy Owl is a large raptor that lives primarily in the Arctic and hunts mainly during the day.
Known for its distinctive "jay-jay" calls and its vibrant blue crest, the exotic-looking blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is found east of the Rocky Mountains.
Named after the red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals, the Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a bold, conspicuous bird that is known for its loud, clear songs.
The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) can remember thousands of different hiding places where they store seeds and other food items for later recovery.
A breeding adult pine grosbeck (Pinicola enucleator) develops pouches in the floor of its mouth for carrying food to its young.
Boreal owls (Aegolius funereus) are found in older boreal forest throughout Canada. Female owls are much larger than males and use abandoned pileated woodpecker hollows for nesting.
The pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) is a favourite of bird watchers with its bright red plumage and tame behaviour. This bird is a year round resident of Canada's boreal forest.
(Bubo scandiacus) are powerful birds that primarily rely on lemmings for food. One of the largest owls in North America, the snowy owl has a wingspan of 1.5 metres.
Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) are a small finch that breeds in open subarctic coniferous forests. These birds travel in huge flocks, flitting from tree to tree, and are often seen hanging upside down on branch tips feeding on small seeds.
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