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Owls of the World

By Claus König,Friedhelm Weick,Jan-Hendrik Becking
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1408108844
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 566
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Book Summary:

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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Owls

By Marianne Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062413899
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 374
  • File Pdf: owls.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

By Heimo Mikkola
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 147290592X
  • Pages : 536
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 828
  • File Pdf: owls-of-the-world-a-photographic-guide.pdf

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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!

Owls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 125)

By Mike Toms
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0007425562
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 144
  • File Pdf: owls.pdf

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Owls have always featured prominently in the mythology and folklore of a variety of cultures. These mysterious nocturnal creatures are thought to be symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy. In fact, owls are one of the oldest species of vertebrate animal, with fossils dating back 60 million years.

The House of Owls

By Tony Angell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300213743
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 693
  • File Pdf: the-house-of-owls.pdf

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“A charming personal account, accompanied by nearly 100 illustrations, that underscores how owls and other birds enrich our lives.”—Kirkus Reviews Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book—a personal account of an artist-naturalist’s life with owls. Angell’s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do—hunting, courting, raising families, and exercising their inquisitive natures—and reveal his immeasurable respect for their secret lives and daunting challenges. Angell discusses the unique characteristics that distinguish owls from other bird species and provides a fascinating overview of the impact owls have had on human culture and thought. He also offers detailed scientific descriptions of the nineteen species of owls found in North America, as well as their close relatives elsewhere. Always emphasizing the interaction of humans and owls, the author affirms the power of these birds to both beguile and inspire. “Endearing…provides a lot of fascinating information about these reclusive creatures.”—The New York Times Book Review “Angell writes (and draws) with the absolute authority of one who has studied, rehabilitated, lived with and loved the animals his whole life.”—The Wall Street Journal “Steeped in the tradition of Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon, it blends taxonomy, ornithology, biogeography and autobiography.”—Times Literary Supplement

Owls In The Wild

By Rob Palmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amherst Media, Inc
  • Isbn : 168203335X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 466
  • File Pdf: owls-in-the-wild.pdf

Book Summary:

Photographer Rob Palmer has a passion for birds of prey and has traveled the world in pursuit of images that capture their amazing beauty and behaviors as the go about their lives in their natural environment. In this book, he has collected nearly two-hundred of his favorite shots, showcasing a wide array of species, locations, seasons, and activities. From grown owls in flight to youngsters hamming it up in the nest, you’ll enjoy a virtual tour of the lives of these mesmerizing birds. Palmer also provides explanatory text to help you identify the species, appreciate the behaviors, and understand what it takes to get shots like these. Whether you are an owl lover or an aspiring bird photographer, you’ll love this book!

Snowy Owls

By Rebecca E. Hirsch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Isbn : 146779628X
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 231
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Book Summary:

See what a snowy owl has in common with barn owl. Learn what sets a snowy owl apart from a red-tailed hawk. Readers will compare key traits of snowy owls—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other.

Owl

By Desmond Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn : 1861897103
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: owl.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Impossible Owls

By Brian Phillips
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  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • Isbn : 0374717702
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 307
  • File Pdf: impossible-owls.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR ART OF THE ESSAY. One of Amazon, Buzzfeed, ELLE, Electric Literature and Pop Sugar's Best Books of 2018. Named one of the Best Books of October and Fall by Amazon, Buzzfeed, TIME, Vulture, The Millions and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. “Hilarious, nimble, and thoroughly illuminating.” —Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad A globe-spanning, ambitious book of essays from one of the most enthralling storytellers in narrative nonfiction In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, Impossible Owls, Brian Phillips demonstrates why he’s one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays that read like novels. The eight essays assembled here—five from Phillips’s Grantland and MTV days, and three new pieces—go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world’s most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities (though they do that, too). Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. He searches for tigers in India, and uncovers a multigenerational mystery involving an oil tycoon and his niece turned stepdaughter turned wife in the Oklahoma town where he grew up. Through each adventure, Phillips’s remarkable voice becomes a character itself—full of verve, rich with offhanded humor, and revealing unexpected vulnerability. Dogged, self-aware, and radiating a contagious enthusiasm for his subjects, Phillips is an exhilarating guide to the confusion and wonder of the world today. If John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead was the last great collection of New Journalism from the print era, Impossible Owls is the first of the digital age.

Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)

By Scott Snyder,Greg Capullo
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  • Publisher : DC
  • Isbn : 1401238718
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 323
  • File Pdf: batman-vol-1.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 New York Times Best Seller! Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52! After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?

OWLS IN THE FAMILY NOVEL STUDY

By Judy Farrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rainbow Horizons Publishing
  • Isbn : 1553196635
  • Pages : 21
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 588
  • File Pdf: owls-in-the-family-novel-study.pdf

Book Summary:

Introduce your students to the work of Canadian author Farley Mowat with this delightful story of a young boy and his unpredictable pets. The story is about two Great Horned Owls called Wol and Weeps that were found by Billy, Bruce and Murray. When Billy witnesses children throwing stones at Weeps, who is unable to fly, he trades his scout knife for him. Wol, who is able to fly, was found after a storm. Both Wol and Weeps are given to Bruce before Billy and his family move away to Toronto, Ontario. Have your students keep a response journal for "Owls in the Family". Before reading chapters, have your students write 2 or 3 sentences to predict what they think will happen. Activities included in this unit include: comprehension, vocabulary, creative writing, enrichment, response journals, and arts and crafts.

RSPB Spotlight Owls

By Marianne Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472933702
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 392
  • File Pdf: rspb-spotlight-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

Owls are charismatic and exceptionally well-loved characters in British wildlife, and have always held a special place in our folklore and legends. Their nocturnal habits mean few of us have been lucky enough to see them up close. In RSPB Spotlight: Owls Marianne Taylor introduces readers to every aspect of their lives including their physiology, biology and behaviour, as well as their history, and future in conservation in Britain and abroad. Five species of owl currently live in Britain - the Tawny, Barn, Little, Long-eared and Short-eared Owls - and each of them, as well as their relatives abroad, are introduced here in detail alongside top quality colour photographs and fascinating behavioural images, which will delight and inform the whole family. The book begins with a look at owls in general then examines the five British species in more detail. It discusses their evolutionary history and distribution around the world. Their anatomy and adaptations are examined, as well as their natural behaviours including hunting, nesting and mating practices. Next, we are introduced to their life cycles, beginning as eggs, moving onto fledging and independence, migration, and finally death. Marianne also includes a discussion of conservation as it affects owls, and owls' unique relationships with humans and our culture.

Owls and Other Fantasies

By Mary Oliver
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Isbn : 0807096822
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: owls-and-other-fantasies.pdf

Book Summary:

Within these pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows and, of course, the snowy owl, among a dozen others-including ten poems that have never before been collected. She adds two beautifully crafted essays, "Owls," selected for the Best American Essays series, and "Bird," a new essay that will surely take its place among the classics of the genre. In the words of the poet Stanley Kunitz, "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations." For anyone who values poetry and essays, for anyone who cares about birds, Owls and Other Fantasies will be a treasured gift; for those who love both, it will be essential reading. From the Hardcover edition.

Know Your Owls

By Jack Byard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Isbn : 1910456624
  • Pages : 90
  • Category : Pets
  • Reads : 442
  • File Pdf: know-your-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

Owls have been around for almost 6 million years. There are over 200 types and they are well-known for their excellent hunting skills.This book provides information about 39 owl species including their size, habitat, location, nesting and eating habits, plus other interesting facts. A photograph of each species allows easy identification of these beautiful birds

Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges

By Michael M. J. Fischer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 0822385511
  • Pages : 486
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 437
  • File Pdf: mute-dreams-blind-owls-and-dispersed-knowledges.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the past decade Iranian films have received enormous international attention, garnering both critical praise and popular success. Combining his extensive ethnographic experience in Iran and his broad command of critical theory, Michael M. J. Fischer argues that the widespread appeal of Iranian cinema is based in a poetics that speaks not only to Iran’s domestic cultural politics but also to the more general ethical dilemmas of a world simultaneously torn apart and pushed together. Approaching film as a tool for anthropological analysis, he illuminates how Iranian filmmakers have incorporated and remade the rich traditions of oral, literary, and visual media in Persian culture. Fischer reveals how the distinctive expressive idiom emerging in contemporary Iranian film reworks Persian imagery that has itself been in dialogue with other cultures since the time of Zoroaster and ancient Greece. He examines a range of narrative influences on this expressive idiom and imagery, including Zoroastrian ritual as it is practiced in Iran, North America, and India; the mythic stories, moral lessons, and historical figures written about in Iran’s national epic, the Shahnameh; the dreamlike allegorical world of Persian surrealism exemplified in Sadeq Hedayat’s 1939 novella The Blind Owl; and the politically charged films of the 1960s and 1970s. Fischer contends that by combining Persian traditions with cosmopolitan influences, contemporary Iranian filmmakers—many of whom studied in Europe and America—provide audiences around the world with new modes of accessing ethical and political experiences.

Australian High Country Owls

By Jerry Olsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Isbn : 0643104119
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 242
  • File Pdf: australian-high-country-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

Australian High Country Owls provides the latest scientific information on Australian owl species, especially Ninox owls. It details studies of Southern Boobooks and Powerful Owls, visits to North America and Europe to learn about owl research, and the resulting publications that overturned some existing beliefs about Australian owls. Ultimately, this led to the discovery of a new owl species in Indonesia, the Little Sumba Hawk-Owl. Appendices cover the biology, conservation and rehabilitation of Australian owls, including: field recognition, subspecies taxonomy, habitat, behaviour, food, range, migration, breeding, voice and calls, status and myths, questions about each species, and techniques for caring for injured and orphaned owls. The book includes numerous photographs of different owl species, and will be a handy reference for bird researchers and amateur bird watchers alike. 2012 Whitley Award Commendation for Vertebrate Natural History.

The Complete Screech Owls, Volume 5

By Roy MacGregor
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  • Publisher : Screech Owls
  • Isbn : 1551992418
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 392
  • File Pdf: the-complete-screech-owls-volume-5.pdf

Book Summary:

Celebrating ten years and more than one million books in print! New four-in-one edition! The first four Screech Owls mysteries are now collected in one volume: #17 — The Secret of the Deep Woods #18 — Murder at the Winter Games #19 — Attack on the Tower of London #20 — The Screech Owls's Reunion Screech Owls books have won the Our Choice Award and the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. They have been endorsed by the Canadian Toy Testing Council and shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award, the Red Cedar Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Ottawa-Carleton Award, and the Palmarès de Communication-Jeunesse.

A Picture Book of Snowy Owls

By Bryan Shane,Particia Lafferty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1456611852
  • Pages : 18
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 306
  • File Pdf: a-picture-book-of-snowy-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

Owls have been immortalized throughout the ages through art, literature, religion and culture. A Picture Book of Snowy Owls captures their majestic beauty in its most natural form. The winter life and habits of the Snowy Owl are displayed through a series of beautiful portait and action images. The images capture some of the most important behaviours of the Snowy including hunting, soaring over the wintery fields, dealing with intruders and basking in the spring sun. Each image is titled to reflect the actions portrayed and is accompanied by a short verse that evolks a complementary affective response. The Foreword was written by the World Renowned Birder, Bruce Di Labio. Finally, the Snowy Owls' winter and summer range along with its size and weight, is provided. This eBook is dedicated to improving awareness of raptors in general and to the appreciation and conservation of Snowy Owls in particular.

Snowy Owls

By Betsy Rathburn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Isbn : 1618919725
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 234
  • File Pdf: snowy-owls.pdf

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A snowy owl silently glides to an open tree branch. It waits and listens for prey to come near. Then, it swoops down to grab its next meal! In this low-level text, readers will discover how these birds thrive in the Arctic biome. Engaging text and a special graphic explore the snowy owl’s adaptations, while a profile and diet feature provide even more information about snowy owls. Readers will be impressed by the survival skills of these silent hunters!

Population Demography of Northern Spotted Owls

By Eric Forsman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520950593
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 308
  • File Pdf: population-demography-of-northern-spotted-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

The Northern Spotted Owl, a threatened species that occurs in coniferous forests in the western United States, has become a well-known environmental symbol. But how is the owl actually faring? This book contains the results of a long-term effort by a large group of leading researchers to document population trends of the Northern Spotted Owl. The study was conducted on 11 areas in the Pacific Northwest from 1985 to 2008, and its objectives were both to evaluate population trends and to assess relationships between reproductive rates and recruitment of owls and covariates such as weather, habitat, and the invasion of a closely related species, the Barred Owl. Among other findings, the study shows that fecundity was declining in five populations, stable in three, and increasing in three areas. Annual apparent survival rates of adults were declining in 10 out of 11 areas. This broad, synthetic work provides the most complete and up-to-date picture of the population status of this inconspicuous forest owl, which is at the center of the complex and often volatile debate regarding the management of forest lands in the western United States.

Jazz Owls

By Margarita Engle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1534409459
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 591
  • File Pdf: jazz-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

“Perfect for history buffs, dance enthusiasts, poets, and just about anyone looking for a great story.” —School Library Journal (starred review) From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front lines of World War II. They are teenagers, scared, longing to feel alive before they have to face the horrors of battle. Hot jazz music spiced with cool salsa rhythms beckons them to dance with the local Mexican American girls, who jitterbug all night before working all day in the canneries. Proud to do their part for the war effort, these Jazz Owl girls are happy to dance with the sailors—until the blazing summer night when racial violence leads to murder. Suddenly the young white sailors are attacking the girls’ brothers and boyfriends. The cool, loose zoot suits they wear are supposedly the reason for the violence—when in reality the boys are viciously beaten and arrested simply because of the color of their skin. In soaring images and searing poems, this is the breathtaking story of what became known as the Zoot Suit Riots.

Owls in the Family Lit Link Gr. 4-6

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : On The Mark Press
  • Isbn : 1770722734
  • Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 833
  • File Pdf: owls-in-the-family-lit-link-gr-4-6.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Owls in the Family Lit Link Gr. 4-6

The Eastern Screech Owl

By Frederick R. Gehlbach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : 9781603441216
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 686
  • File Pdf: the-eastern-screech-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Neotropical Owls

By Paula L. Enriquez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319571087
  • Pages : 670
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: neotropical-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

This book presents a comprehensive biological and ecological information about owls in the neotropic area. In addition the book covers topics such as threats and conservation strategies for these nocturnal birds of prey from 18 Neotropical countries. Owls are a good example of diversification processes and have developed evolutionary characteristics themselves. These species are found almost everywhere in the world but most of them are distributed in tropical areas and about a third of them live in the Neotropics. This biogeographic region has a high biodiversity and even share lineages of species from other continents because at some point all were part of Pangea. Although we still have much to know and understand about this diverse, scarcely studied and threatened group this work aims to be a precedent for future and further research on the subject.

Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

By Heimo Mikkola
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 147298787X
  • Pages : 536
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 348
  • File Pdf: owls-of-the-world-a-photographic-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

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 250 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. The definitive work on owl identification, no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

Ecology and Conservation of Owls

By Ian Newton,Rodney Kavanagh,Jerry Olsen,Iain Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Isbn : 0643098879
  • Pages : 380
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 359
  • File Pdf: ecology-and-conservation-of-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

Owls in Australia are difficult to find and study, so comparatively little is known about their biology. Even less is known about the status, taxonomy, and biology of those species and sub-species living in tropical and subtropical environments and on islands. Many island species and subspecies are at risk, some have already been lost. Ecology and Conservation of Owls includes sections on population ecology, distribution, habitat and diet, conservation and management, and voice structure and taxonomy. It contains a number of review chapters that bring together findings from a wide range of previous research, including recent developments in owl taxonomy and systematics, and studies of population limitation in northern hemisphere owls. The chapters in this book derive from papers presented at the Owls 2000 conference held in Canberra, Australia, which was third in a series of international meetings on owls.

The Morning Myth

By Frank J. Rumbauskas, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119537762
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: the-morning-myth.pdf

Book Summary:

Does the early bird always catch the worm? Society largely praises early risers while maligning so-called "night owls." However, countless research studies have shown that night owls are more successful and wealthier than early risers. The Morning Myth proves that indeed, night owls are generally more successful in life than early risers. It restores night owls’ self-confidence, and encourages them to achieve more on their natural schedules. In The Morning Myth, Frank J. Rumbauskas provides practical tips to help night owls thrive: • Informs employers about how much productivity they're losing by forcing night owls to be at work bright and early • Offers advice on how to schedule both early risers and night owls for maximum productivity • Shows night owls how to achieve maximum happiness at work • Coaches managers on getting the most out of their night owl employees Whether you’re a night owl yourself, or employ those who find their work “mojo” later in the day, The Morning Myth breaks down stereotypes and shows you how to increase productivity around the clock.

Snowy Owl Invasion!

By Sandra Markle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
  • Isbn : 1541523199
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 743
  • File Pdf: snowy-owl-invasion.pdf

Book Summary:

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them—including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home and fly to southern Canada and the United States? Scientists quickly began working to find out. Author Sandra Markle brings together firsthand reports from the scientists involved along with stunning photographs of the owls to explain this rare event, known as an irruption. Follow along as scientists figure out why snowy owls took part in this unusual migration and discover what they learned from the unexpected opportunity to study them up close.

The Eagle Owl

By Vincenzo Penteriani,María del Mar Delgado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472900677
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 422
  • File Pdf: the-eagle-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

The Eagle Owl is one of the biggest owls in the world and is considered the most eclectic in terms of habitat, nest site and diet. An undisputed top predator, it can prey on a range of mammals up to the size of foxes, and almost every species of bird, reptile, amphibian and fish, as well as a large spectrum of invertebrates. Surprisingly, it can also breed almost anywhere, laying its eggs on a variety of natural and artificial structures over an array of altitudes. Yet, despite being so adaptable, it is still a vulnerable species and has suffered widely from persecution as well as other threats including electrocution on power lines, decreasing prey availability, the effects of pesticides and pollutants, and habitat alteration. Vincenzo Penteriani and María del Mar Delgado have studied this fascinating bird extensively across its vast Eurasian range. In this book, they detail its remarkable ecology: distribution, breeding behaviour, foraging ecology, interspecific interactions, dispersal and conservation issues are all addressed, while the final two chapters provide a remarkable insight into vocal and visual communication. Scientists have long believed that owls and other crepuscular and nocturnal birds forgo the visual signals found in other avian species, but research on the Eagle Owl has indicated otherwise.

Owl 'The Mysterious Bird'

By Hiren B. Soni, Ph.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pencil
  • Isbn : 9356106053
  • Pages : 127
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: owl-the-mysterious-bird.pdf

Book Summary:

About the book: Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except polar ice caps and some remote islands. Owls are divided into two families: the true (or typical) owl family, Strigidae, and the barn-owl family, Tytonidae. Throughout human history, owls have variously symbolized dread, knowledge, wisdom, death, and religious beliefs in a spirit world. In mo About the author: Dr. Hiren B. Soni has 24 years of research and 16 years of academic experience in diverse fields such as Systematic Zoology (Invertebrates & Vertebrates), Ornithology & Wildlife Biology, Field Biology (Biodiversity & Conservation), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Wetland Biology (Biodiversity, Ecology, Restoration, Management), Bioremediation (Phytoremediation), and Ecotoxicology. He is credited with more than 150 publications including research reports, research papers, scientific articles, popular publications, book chapters and books at national and international levels. Moreover, Dr. Hiren B. Soni is voluntarily serving as Associate Editor, Certified Reviewer of Publons Academy (UK), Deputy Editor, Editorial Advisory Board Member, Editorial Book Reviewer, Editor-in-Charge, Managing Editor, Manuscript Editor, Panel Reviewer, and Senior Editor in international publishing houses e.g. Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis etc. He is also affiliated with Nature Publishing Group as a Potential Reviewer in Nature Journal (Environment & Ecology), Scientific Data Journal (Ecology, Environment, Biodiversity, Conservation) and Nature Communications (Earth & Environment). Dr. Hiren B. Soni is also acting as Advisory Member (Environmental Consultant) in Hanell International, Zimbabwe (South Africa).

Owls (Strigiformes)

By Friedhelm Weick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3540395679
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 592
  • File Pdf: owls.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the first systematic owl checklist for over 50 years to include subspecies and synonyms. The book provides information on the type, locality, habitat and distribution of 220 owl species and 539 taxa, as well as the location of museum collections of skins and mounted specimens, and references to owl illustrations. In addition to scientific names, the common names of each species in English, German, French and Spanish are listed. The checklist is complemented by many beautiful owl drawings and by watercolours illustrating owl species that have been newly described or rediscovered within the last 20 years.

Batman: Night of the Owls (The New 52)

By Various
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DC
  • Isbn : 1401244238
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 129
  • File Pdf: batman.pdf

Book Summary:

As evil spreads across Gotham City, Batman's allies, including Red Robin, Batwing, Robin, Batgirl, the Birds of Prey, Nightwing and even Catwoman find themselves in a battle coming from all sides. The Court of Owls have shown their hand, and it's up to the collective effort of these heroes, some more unlikely than others, in this sprawling tale of corruption and violence. This epic springs from the pen of Scott Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR and AMERICAN VAMPIRE, as well as creators Judd Winick, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason, Tony Daniel, Scott Lobdell, Duane Swierczynski, JH Williams III, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray! BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS collects ALL-STAR WESTERN #9, BATMAN #8-9, BATMAN ANNUAL #1, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9, BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS #9, BATGIRL #9, BATWING #9, BIRDS OF PREY #9, NIGHTWING #8-9, BATMAN AND ROBIN #9, CATWOMAN #9 and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9