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

Author: Wayne Lynch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439544273
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Details the physical characteristics, habitat, diet, and life cycle of this nocturnal bird of prey.

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Author: Heimo Mikkola
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147290592X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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!

The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author: James R. Duncan
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781607107262
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Owls of the World

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

Owl

Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861897103
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From Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat”to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, owls have been woven into the fabric of popular culture. At times they are depicted as dignified, wise old scholars and at other times as foreboding voyeurs who see all and interrogate with an accusatory, “Who? Who?” In Owl best-selling author Desmond Morris explores the natural and cultural history of these predators of the night who embody both good and evil in turn. In this fascinating book, Morris describes the evolution, the many species, and the wide spread of owls across the globe. Owls are found on every land mass around the world, with the exception of Antarctica; and as a result of their wide distribution, owls appear in the folktales, myths, and legends of many native peoples—in addition to popular art, film, and literature worldwide. Featuring over 100 telling illustrations from nature and culture, Owl will appeal to the numerous fans of this enigmatic bird, from the friendly Mr. Owls to silent, sinister, hunters of the dark.

Beautiful Owls

Author: Marianne Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781743369913
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.