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Owls of the United States and Canada : a complete guide to their biology and behavior, text and photographs by Wayne Lynch

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Owls of the United States and Canada : a complete guide to their biology and behavior
Title
Owls of the United States and Canada
Title remainder
a complete guide to their biology and behavior
Statement of responsibility
text and photographs by Wayne Lynch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is no group of birds more mysterious and fascinating than owls. 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. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lynch, Wayne
Dewey number
598.9/7097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.S8
LC item number
L96 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owls
  • Owls
  • Owls
  • Owls
Label
Owls of the United States and Canada : a complete guide to their biology and behavior, text and photographs by Wayne Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-237) and index
Contents
  • Fretting with feathers
  • ch. 2.
  • Son et lumiere
  • Sound advice
  • The handicap of darkness
  • The eyes of owls
  • The nocturnal syndrome
  • ch. 3.
  • Haunts and hideaways
  • From tundra and taiga to mountains and marshlands
  • Acknowledgments
  • Floaters
  • Hot and cold weather woes
  • Roost rewards
  • Fleeing from winter
  • Owl invasions
  • ch. 4.
  • The owlish appetite
  • Foods that fight back
  • Pellet diaries
  • Hunting techniques
  • Introduction : Owl addiction
  • Hoarding for hard times
  • ch. 5.
  • Family life
  • Who gives a hoot?
  • Courtship conduct
  • House hunting
  • The cloacal kiss
  • Oology
  • The tedium of incubation
  • Sexual dimorphism : the great debate
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 6.
  • The next generation
  • Early chick life
  • Asynchronous hatching : a strategy
  • Life in the nest
  • Roamers, branchers, and homebodies
  • The young and the restless
  • ch. 7.
  • Predators, pirates, and pests
  • Kleptoparasitism
  • Anatomy of an owl
  • A call to arms
  • ch. 8.
  • Owls and humans
  • HIPPO
  • Appendix : Scientific names of plants and animals
  • References
  • Index
  • Paleocene origins
  • WMDs : weapons of mouse destruction
  • On wings that whisper
  • Colors that disguise
Control code
ocn123029583
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xx, 242 p.
Isbn
9780801886874
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014624
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)123029583
Label
Owls of the United States and Canada : a complete guide to their biology and behavior, text and photographs by Wayne Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-237) and index
Contents
  • Fretting with feathers
  • ch. 2.
  • Son et lumiere
  • Sound advice
  • The handicap of darkness
  • The eyes of owls
  • The nocturnal syndrome
  • ch. 3.
  • Haunts and hideaways
  • From tundra and taiga to mountains and marshlands
  • Acknowledgments
  • Floaters
  • Hot and cold weather woes
  • Roost rewards
  • Fleeing from winter
  • Owl invasions
  • ch. 4.
  • The owlish appetite
  • Foods that fight back
  • Pellet diaries
  • Hunting techniques
  • Introduction : Owl addiction
  • Hoarding for hard times
  • ch. 5.
  • Family life
  • Who gives a hoot?
  • Courtship conduct
  • House hunting
  • The cloacal kiss
  • Oology
  • The tedium of incubation
  • Sexual dimorphism : the great debate
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 6.
  • The next generation
  • Early chick life
  • Asynchronous hatching : a strategy
  • Life in the nest
  • Roamers, branchers, and homebodies
  • The young and the restless
  • ch. 7.
  • Predators, pirates, and pests
  • Kleptoparasitism
  • Anatomy of an owl
  • A call to arms
  • ch. 8.
  • Owls and humans
  • HIPPO
  • Appendix : Scientific names of plants and animals
  • References
  • Index
  • Paleocene origins
  • WMDs : weapons of mouse destruction
  • On wings that whisper
  • Colors that disguise
Control code
ocn123029583
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xx, 242 p.
Isbn
9780801886874
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014624
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)123029583

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