The Enigma of the Owl

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300222739
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Discusses the distinct physical features of the owl and presents a look at fifty three species, describing for each, the regions of the world where they are found, their life cycle, communication abilities, nocturnal habits, and predatory behavior.--

Owls of the United States and Canada

Author: Wayne Lynch
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801886874
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In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of owls with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. The photos alone are masterpieces--the vast majority were taken in the wild. From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the beauty and mystery of these charismatic birds of prey.Johns Hopkins University Press

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Author: Heimo Mikkola
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945611
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. This is the definitive work on owl identification – no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

Owls of the World

Author: James R. Duncan
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552978450
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Describes 205 species of owls and explores the nature of owls, their place in mythology and culture, and protection efforts.

Barn Owl

Author: David Chandler
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554079032
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The barn owl is a powerful predator with a critical role in rodent control, and it is in dire danger from rodent poisons, lack of nesting sites and human encroachment. This text renders an informative portrait of this endangered bird and covers the survival of barn owls, their biology and behavior, courtship and reproduction, life cycle, how and what they hunt, social interaction, and conservation--

The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author: James R. Duncan
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781607107262
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Presents an introduction to North American owls, listing forty-six species and describing their physical features, hunting behavior, life cycles, territorial calls, habitats, and the human and environmental threats to their existence.

A Parliament of Owls

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008206724
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A unique collection of stunning photographs and detailed portraits of over fifty of the most striking owl species around the world. Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.

Beautiful Owls

Author: Marianne Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781743369913
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Portraits of 40 stunning breeds. From Minerva's sacred companion to the intellectual leader of Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood, these most mysterious members of the bird kingdom have long been revered as feathery embodiments of wisdom, as well as admired for their breathtaking beauty. The latest title in the successful Beautiful series, BEAUTIFUL OWLS nests together some of the most striking examples of stunning strigiformes, from the Mexican Striped to the Abyssinian Eagle Owl, the Sunda Scops to the Burrowing Owl. Stylishly lit and photographed against studio backgrounds, this perfect parliament will have you mesmerised by their elegance, arrested by their gaze. Also included is a succinct introduction to owls, exploring their position at the top of the perch throughout the ages, and reportage photography from conservation centres around the UK. Whether you're a creature of the night or simply a lover of superb photogrpahy, BEAUTIFUL OWLS will simply enthral with every turn of the page.

The House of Owls

Author: Tony Angell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300203446
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A master naturalist offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades