Owls of the World
Their Lives, Behavior and SurvivalBook - 2003
An in-depth reference to owls around the world.
Owls of the World traces the remarkable evolution of 205 owl species and their place within the avian order as both predators and prey. Major owl species are covered as well as the lesser-known species only be found in more remote geographic locations. The owls of Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia are compared with North American, European, and Asian species in terms of habitat, adaptability and physical appearance.
This abundantly illustrated reference features:Detailed description, history, habitat, range maps and conservation status for 205 species Common and scientific names Commonly known owl behavior, plus recently discovered mating, hunting and survival techniques The nature of owls including the discovery of a new owl species Owls in mythology and culture Threats to owl populations A world directory of owl species, including taxonomy and a range map for each species