Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

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Firefly Books, 2012 - Nature - 512 pages
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A complete guide to identifying the world's owls.

Photographers spend hours waiting to capture them and birders seek them out with determination, but owls have been tough to identify--until now.

Owls of the World is the ultimate resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls.

The photos are accompanied by detailed text describing:

  • Identification notes
  • Habitat
  • Population status
  • Voice
  • Food
  • Distribution
  • Accurate range maps
  • Similar species.

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.

For photographers, birders, naturalists, researchers and any fan of these birds, Owls of the World is the definitive work on species identification. It is also a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and leisure reading. No bookshelf should be without it.

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About the author (2012)

Heimo Mikkola is the world's best-known owl expert. Originally from Finland, Mikkola has traveled to 128 countries in the course of his 40-year research career in search of nocturnal birds. His previous books include Owls of Europe.

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