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Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

By Heimo Mikkola
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472945611
  • Pages : 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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By Sarah Courtauld
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1474905722
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 142
  • File Pdf: owls.pdf

Book Summary:

A fascinating glimpse into the secret world of owls, following a baby owl as it grows up and learns to fly. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone. This book includes audio and internet links to find out more. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare

The Golden Eagle

By Jeff Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1408134543
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 180
  • File Pdf: the-golden-eagle.pdf

Book Summary:

This comprehensive monograph is a second edition of one of the most popular Poyser monographs; it covers all aspects of this spectacular eagle's biology and ecology, including a full review of the literature and incorporating the considerable body of research on the species since the publication of the first edition in 1997. The late Jeff Watson was one of Scotland's foremost eagle experts, with more than 20 years of research on the birds; following Jeff's untimely death, the book is being completed by his colleagues Des Thompson and Helen Riley. Scottish studies provide the foundation for a treatment that also includes up-to-date information from work in North America, continental Europe and elsewhere. This global view allows fascinating insights into the species' relationships with a variety of different habitats and leads to many new and important conclusions regarding its ecology. This highly readable and authoritative account is destined to become the standard reference on the species, both in Scotland and elsewhere in the world. The text is enriched with many superb pictures of this majestic bird and additional wash landscapes capture the very special atmosphere of Scotland's Golden Eagle country.

Owls In The Wild

By Rob Palmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amherst Media, Inc
  • Isbn : 168203335X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 519
  • 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!

Lady Grayl

By Robert W. Nero
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1459718801
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 865
  • File Pdf: lady-grayl.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the story of a man and his owl. But what a man and what an owl! The owl is an enchanting spook, a feathered spirit from some ancient world.

WOW! Said the Owl

By Tim Hopgood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 1509822860
  • Pages : 36
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: wow-said-the-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

At night, when we are feeling tired and ready for bed, owls are just waking up. But this curious little owl decides to stay awake all day, instead of all night, and discovers a world bursting with colour! But when the night-time comes around again, the stars above her head are still the most beautiful sight of all. WOW! Said the Owl is an engaging book about colours from Tim Hopgood, the winner of the Best Emerging Illustrator, Booktrust Early Years Award.

Oda the Owl

By Silvia Boschetti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pelangi ePublishing Sdn Bhd
  • Isbn : 9670351529
  • Pages : 23
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: oda-the-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

Owls are supposed to sleep during the day—but Oda the Owl is excited to explore the world in daylight! She is greeted by new sights she has never seen before. But does Oda like what she sees?

RSPB Spotlight Owls

By Marianne Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472933702
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 576
  • 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.

Of A Feather

By Dayna Lorentz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358378583
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 731
  • File Pdf: of-a-feather.pdf

Book Summary:

"A perfect tale of outcasts, friendship, falconry, and the families we create.”--Tui T. Sutherland, New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series In the vein of Barbara O’Connor’s Wish, a moving, poignant story told in alternating perspectives about a down-on-her-luck girl who rescues a baby owl, and how the two set each other free. Great horned owl Rufus is eight months old and still can’t hunt. When his mother is hit by a car, he discovers just how dangerous the forest can be. Reenie has given up on adults and learned how to care for herself—a good thing, since she’s sent to live with an aunt she’s never met. Yet this aunt has a wonderful secret: she’s a falconer who agrees to help Reenie catch an injured passage hawk in the wild and rehabilitate it. When Reenie traps bedraggled Rufus, his eyes lock onto her heart, and they form a powerful friendship. But can Rufus learn to trust in the outside world and fly free? And can Reenie open her heart enough to truly soar?