• Title: Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
  • Author: Wayne Lynch
  • ISBN: 9780801886874
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Owls of the United States and Canada A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior There is no group of birds mysterious and fascinating than owls The loudmouths of the raptor world they peep trill toot bark growl shriek whistle chittle whoop chuckle boom and buzz Indeed
    There is no group of birds mysterious and fascinating than owls The loudmouths of the raptor world, they peep, trill, toot, bark, growl, shriek, whistle, chittle, whoop, chuckle, boom, and buzz Indeed, very few actually hoot They have become the stuff of lore and legend from the Roman myth that an owl foot could reveal secrets to the First Nations belief that anThere is no group of birds mysterious and fascinating than owls The loudmouths of the raptor world, they peep, trill, toot, bark, growl, shriek, whistle, chittle, whoop, chuckle, boom, and buzz Indeed, very few actually hoot They have become the stuff of lore and legend from the Roman myth that an owl foot could reveal secrets to the First Nations belief that an owl feather could give a newborn better night vision But the truth about owls is much exciting.In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of these elusive species with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science The photos alone are masterpieces Unlike most published owl photos, which are portraits of birds in captivity, the vast majority of these were taken in the wild a product of the author photographer s incredible knowledge and patience.Lynch complements the photos with a wealth of facts about anatomy, habitat, diet, and family life For each of the nineteen species that inhabit Canada and the United States, he provides a range map and a brief discussion of its distribution, population size, and status Lynch debunks myths about owls supernatural powers of sight and hearing, discusses courtship rituals, and offers personal tips for finding owls 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.

    One Reply to “Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior”

    1. This book combines the personal experiences of the author with detailed information about the owls that live in the United States and Canada. The background information given in this book can be applied to more than one species of owls, and in some cases, it could be applied more generally to birds of prey. There are comparisons between humans and owls to give the reader a better image of what the author is describing. When there is a piece of general information given, the author gives examples [...]

    2. I checked this one out from the library because of its beautiful photos. The photos are enough to make it stay on your coffee table, but the text was even better. I quickly found out I knew nothing about owls, and was extremely pleased with the in-depth treatment. Kudos to Wayne Lynch on this one. Simply a wonderful book.

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