The Enigma of the Owl

An Illustrated Natural History

Author: Mike Unwin,David Tipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300222739

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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.--
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Owls of the United States and Canada

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Author: Wayne Lynch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886874

Category: Nature

Page: 242

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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
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The Book of Owls

Author: Lewis Wayne Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780292707887

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

Second Edition

Author: Heimo Mikkola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472945611

Category: Science

Page: 536

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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!
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The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author: James R. Duncan

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781607107262

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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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.
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Owls of the World

Their Lives, Behavior and Survival

Author: James R. Duncan

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978450

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 626

Describes 205 species of owls and explores the nature of owls, their place in mythology and culture, and protection efforts.
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Barn Owl

Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554079032

Category: Nature

Page: 127

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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--
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Owls

A Guide to Every Species in the World

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062413899

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Discover the fascinating and mysterious world of owls with this stunning full-color, encyclopedic visual guide that explores all 225 known species, packed with maps, photographs, illustrations, informative scientific details, and a bonus 35½" x 12" accordion poster illustrated with the true-to-size wing span of the largest owl, overlayed with the wing span of the smallest owl and several owls in-between. Humans have long been fascinated by owls. From prehistoric cave paintings to popular modern children’s stories, these magnificent predators have been seen as harbingers of good fortune and impending disaster, as icons of fear and wisdom, and as the powerful sidekicks of magic-makers, including the beloved Harry Potter. Scientists have faced tremendous challenges trying to document the lives of these solitary, nocturnal, and highly elusive creatures. New species are still being discovered, as are new insights into the habits of even the most familiar varieties. Visually spectacular and authoritative, Owls includes full descriptions and maps of key viewing locations for all 225 owl species in the world, and is illustrated with drawings and stunning full-color images from some of the leading wildlife photographers from around the world which capture these birds’ breathtaking beauty and power. The book also features a special section on the art of hiding—a highly honed skill set of the owl. Throughout, Marianne Taylor provides a wealth of detail on each type of bird’s hunting and breeding behavior, habitat, and conservation. Inside, are dozens of fun facts, such as: Only nineteen of the 225 known species of owls are found in North America; Owls can be found on all continents except Antarctica; Owls, like humans, have binocular vision; Owls cannot turn their eyes, but are able to rotate their heads up to 270 degrees; Owls are carnivorous and are known to eat rodents, small mammals, nocturnal insects, fish, and other birds. Lavishly illustrated and educational, this breathtaking volume is essential for readers interested in natural science, devout birders, professional ornithologists, and all owl lovers.
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The House of Owls

Author: Tony Angell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300203446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2825

A master naturalist offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades
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A Parliament of Owls

Author: Mike Unwin

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008206724

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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.
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The Hidden Lives of Owls

The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds

Author: Leigh Calvez

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632170264

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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In this New York Times bestseller that will appeal to readers of H is for Hawk, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Beautiful Owls

Portraits of Arresting Species

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743369913

Category: Owls

Page: 112

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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.
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Owls of the World

Author: Claus König,Friedhelm Weick,Jan-Hendrik Becking

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408108844

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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Owls are enduringly popular birds, but due to their nocturnal habits most species are difficult to see well. The plumages of many species are cryptic and difficult to separate by plumage alone. This problem is compounded by the different morphs that many adopt. This book fully describes every known species and subspecies of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy, based on DNA work and vocalisations. Because voice is vital in owl identification, much emphasis is placed on it in the book and sonograms are provided for many species. A CD of owl vocalisations will accompany the book.
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Owl

A Year in the Life of North American Owls

Author: Paul Bannick

Publisher: Braided River

ISBN: 9781594858000

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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In Owl, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his intimate yet dramatic images to track four different nesting owl species--Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy--throughout the course of one year and in four distinct habitats. Readers follow along at the nest as each stage in an owl's life is chronicled: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and learning independence in fall; and, finally, winter's migration, unusual irruptions, and the everyday struggle to survive.
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The illustrated natural history

Author: John George Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historia natural

Page: N.A

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Contenido> v 1, Mamiferos. v 2, Pajaros. v 3, Reptiles, peces y moluscos.
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Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840039

Category: Owls

Page: 352

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This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Whether viewed as symbols of wisdom or bad omens, these unusual birds have had a hold on human imagination for millennia. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this Reference Guide has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color photos, and includes the most accurate color range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the non-expert.
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Owl Moon

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399214577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
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Owls of North America

Author: Frances Backhouse

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770852327

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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An examination of the biology and environment of all twenty-three species of the North American owl.
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Raptors

Portraits of Birds of Prey

Author: Traer Scott

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896833

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up close, photographed in Traer Scott's signature style. Seventy spectacular color photos present twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic and endangered: hawks, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, kestrels, a Mississippi Kite, a turkey vulture, and more. Joining their elders are a fluffy baby vulture and adorable baby and juvenile great horned owls. The birds in this remarkable collection emerge as personalities, not just types: wise and quizzical, graceful and enigmatic, serene and fiercely self-possessed. A personal introduction describes Scott's process and connection to the birds, and captions detail the characteristics and habits of these incredible winged creatures.
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