Owls of the world : a photographic guide / Heimo Mikkola.
- ISBN: 9781770851368
- ISBN: 1770851364
- Description: 512 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012.
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|General Note:|| "First published in the UK by Christopher Helm "--T.p. verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 504) and index.
|Contents Note:|| Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- What makes an owl? -- The nature of owls -- Evolution of owls -- Distribution and biogeography -- Taxonomy and DNA-sequencing -- Owls and humans -- Conservation -- Extinct owls -- 'Owlaholics' -- Owl associations and global research organisations -- Species accounts -- The species accounts -- Tytonidae: barn, grass and bay owls -- Strigidae: true owls -- Further reading -- Photographic credits
|Summary:|| Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls. Owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings which assist in identification. Photographs of similar-looking species are included where identification is particularly difficult.
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