The Eastern Screech Owl

Author: Frederick R. Gehlbach
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603441216
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The eastern screech owl, widespread over the eastern half of North America and noticeably tolerant of human activity, is one of America's most familiar birds. Residing naturally in wooded environs with tree cavities, this owl lives well in suburbia and can be found nesting in mailboxes, porch columns, and purple martin houses. Based on a twenty-five-year study, biologist Frederick R. Gehlbach tells the life story of the eastern screech owl, focusing on case studies of suburban and rural study plots in Central Texas. This is the first thorough study of major life-history, behavioral, and ecological features of the species. Indeed, it is the first concurrent, comparative study of an urban and a rural population of any New World animal. Told in a personal voice, the story of these birds will interest all who have not lost touch with their ancestral world. However, Gehlbach has also included quantitative data and analysis of interest to ecologists, wildlife biologists, and ornithologists. Photographs (including color shots of the gray and rufous phases), figures, and tables provide further detail. Gehlbach's investigations have been those of not only an academic ecologist, but a suburbanite curious about his natural surroundings. The result is a model of research on species population dynamics and adaptation, yielding an emerging picture of what the eastern screech owl needs for successful coexistence with human neighbors.

Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow

Author: C. Drew Lamm
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781568992662
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Small animals disappear and strange noises fill the night as Mother and Father Screech Owl raise their five owlets who need more and more food.

The Hunting Behavior of Eastern Screech owls

Author: Carlo Massimo Abbruzzese
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The characteristics of hunting sites used by screech-owls in this study differed little from unused sites. Used sites did contain less leaf litter than unused sites, perhaps because crayfish, a preferred prey of screech-owls, are typically found in areas that contain leaf litter.

Carving the Screech Owl

Author: Jeffrey A. Moore
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764343605
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In over 300 clear, detailed color photos and easy to follow descriptions, master carver Jeff Moore takes readers through all of the steps necessary to created a beautiful, life-like screech owl in wood. Beginning with a pre-shaped blank to simplify the roughing out process, techniques used in both high speed texturing and wood burning are shown. These techniques achieve eye-catching, realistic features and great detail. Instructions are also provided for creating feet with a realistic appearance complementing the habitat base. Following the carving stage, instructions are provided for airbrushing and brush painting techniques necessary to complete the screech owl and bring the carving to life. Additionally, the pattern is provided, along with detailed reference photos of a live screech owl. This book will be a vital reference guide for any wood carver's library.

Owls of North America

Author: Frances Backhouse
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770852327
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An examination of the biology and environment of all twenty-three species of the North American owl.

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Author: Heimo Mikkola
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147290592X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This enhanced fixed-format of the book contains crisp, fully zoomable photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls. The lavish photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. What makes this e-book indispensible, however, is the inclusion of a definitive and truly comprehensive sound archive – more than 500 songs and calls, covering 90% of all the world's species and including as much subspecific variation as possible. Optimised for tablets, this epic collection of images and sounds represent the definitive work on owls – no birder should be without it!